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AirPower referenced in the iPhone XS package, iOS 12.1 code shows ongoing development

Notably missing in last week's Apple event was AirPower, which was originally announced at the September 2017 event. AirPower is a charging mat capable of recharging up to three devices simultaneously, but recent reports have suggested that Apple has technical problems with the accessory.

Now the iPhone XS packages, as well as iOS 12.1, suggest that AirPower is not dead yet.

AirPower is not a simple combination of three different Qi chargers, but rather an extension of the Qi standard that allows you to place the devices on any part of the mat. It also has a very tight integration with iOS, so if you charge an iPhone next to other devices, your iPhone will become a display for the AirPower, showing the status of each device through a slick interface.

The complexity of AirPower has apparently caused a whole series of problems for engineers, and therefore it is still not for sale more than a year after the announcement. Originally, Apple said that AirPower would be available "in 2018", so while the company has not technically missed its deadline, it is clearly on the wire.

However, new evidence from the iPhone XS and iOS 12.1 suggests that, although it may be postponed, the development of AirPower continues.

If we look at iOS 12.1, we noticed that the iOS component responsible for managing the load interface that appears when using AirPower has been updated, which means that Apple is still actively working on the project.

In addition, a photo of the "quick reference guide" that comes with the iPhone XS clearly states AirPower. "Place the iPhone with the screen facing up Air force or a Qi-certified wireless charger, "it s. The picture was shared on Twitter by Gavin Stephens.

If Apple was planning to abolish the project altogether, it certainly would not be mentioned in the packaging of the brand new devices.

Are you still enthusiastic about AirPower? Let us know in the comments below!


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