The physical user guide that comes with all iPhone XS devices includes a prominent reference to Apple's extremely delayed AirPower. This suggests that the company's plans to launch the wireless charger were changed at the last minute this mth.
As noted by developer Gavin Stephens in a tweet ThursdayApple is calling new iPhone XS owners to charge their device with AirPower or a Qi wireless charger.
Apple calls AirPower under the "Charging" secti of the usual instructi manual. The formulati used suggests that the company intended to positi the device as a main charging source, with Lightning as an alternative.
"Place the iPhone with the screen facing up AirPower or a Qi-certified wireless charger. You can also use the Lightning cnector to charge iPhone and cnect accessories."
Announced algside the slate of last year's iPhones, AirPower is being marketed as an all-in-e power supply soluti for the company's portable device deployment. The charger is equipped with a technology developed in-house that allows users to simultaneously dissect multiple devices, including the n-Qi-compatible Apple and an unreleased AirPods wireless charging enclosure.
Some expected AirPower to launch with iPhone XS, but the product could not appear during the unveiling of hardware last week. Apple also scrubbed virtually all reports of AirPower from its website after the event. e photo of the device remains a page specifically intended for AirPods.
The abrupt removal led to speculati that AirPower might never arrive, and Apple refuses the case. Rumors circulating Mday suggest that technical problems, namely problems with heat and radio communicati, are the fault for the delay. Reports claim that a new AirPower device will see the release next spring.
If AppleInsider explained last week, AirPower is an advanced charging soluti that requires a number of advanced technologies to work together to functi properly. In particular, it is thought that AirPower is dependent multiple flux generators that work together to intelligently supply power to three devices simultaneously, a more complex system than regular Qi chargers.