Remember how Apple announced the Apple AirPower back in the day. Well, sadly enough when the second generation of Airpods came out, soon after Apple tanked the entire product. This was quite shocking since the second generation of Airpods even showcased the product wirelessly charging them on the box. Well, there have been rumours that Apple would be rebooting the project, or as it is nicknamed: Apple C68.
The best thing about AirPower (well theoretically, at least) was that Apple would be able to give you an amazing product. The device would be a flat plate and would be able to charge an Apple Watch, an Airpods case and an iPhone all at once. Now, how these wireless chargers work is unique. There are two coils involved, one in the phone and one on the base plate. When these meet, there is a conduction of energy. What Apple went on to do was add multiple coils to the baseplate. The problem was that these coils interfered with each other. This caused charging malfunction or excessive heat production (wasted energy). Now though, in a tweet from Jon Prosser, we see something more interesting.
Well, you guys wanted a better picture of “C68”… 😏
Remember how I said that the main problem was that current prototypes didn’t support Apple Watch?
They got the Watch working… 👀 pic.twitter.com/LvBeNAAtt3
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 18, 2020
Now, he claims that the main problem for the Airpower was that it has issues with the Apple Watch with it having a proprietary connector. According to Jon who shares a leaked image of the device in action, this is not the case anymore. We can clearly see Airpower in action. With it being powered by a lightning port, we can see it charging an Apple Watch and an Airpods Pro case. There is still room for an additional phone.
Perhaps Apple didn’t pull the plug. With the technology moving ahead, we may just see a working model soon. Apple may just announce it with the upcoming iPhone series.