Once upon a time, Apple was an organization that wouldn’t announce a brand new product till it was able to ship. I nonetheless keep in mind how smug Apple bloggers was once when Apple’s rivals would announce a brand new smartphone or another product that wouldn’t ship for a month or so. Those days are lengthy over. Apple now usually pronounces merchandise that aren’t able to be launched. What’s extra, a number of of the corporate’s latest merchandise have been plagued with delays or manufacturing difficulties. In reality, it took Apple a couple of yr to determine methods to construct AirPods rapidly sufficient to fulfill demand. That’s undoubtedly not one thing that might have occurred even a couple of quick years in the past.
Apple’s HomePod speaker is one other good instance. It was introduced in June 2017 throughout Apple’s massive WWDC 2017 keynote, and but it didn’t start delivery till February 2017, a whopping eight months later. Apple’s silence might need prompt followers must wait practically that lengthy to see Apple’s AirPower wi-fi charging pad launched as nicely, however it appears like we would not have to attend fairly that lengthy to see it hit shops.
Apple unveiled the AirPower wi-fi charger in September 2017 throughout its massive iPhone occasion. On one hand, it made sense to announce a wi-fi charger at an occasion the place Apple launched its first ever iPhone fashions to assist wi-fi charging. Of course, it additionally would’ve made sense to launch the charger across the similar time because the iPhone eight in September or not less than the iPhone X in November. But alas, it has now been greater than six months since Apple’s AirPower announcement and the product nonetheless hasn’t shipped.
Two impartial studies revealed lately prompt that the look forward to the AirPower pad was lastly coming to an finish, with a launch deliberate for someday in late March. Now, a 3rd report will be added to the checklist. Digitimes on Tuesday reported that Apple will launch the AirPower charging accent by the tip of March, which might give the corporate simply over two weeks to get its act collectively.
“With Apple set to launch its in-house designed wi-fi charging pad AirPower by the tip of March, Taiwan suppliers of glass passivated bundle (GPP) bridge rectifiers wanted to assist the machine count on their shipments to double within the first quarter of 2018 from 1 / 4 earlier and rise additional within the second quarter, in accordance with business sources,” the Taiwan-based web site wrote.
It’s nonetheless not…