Posted Aug 10, 2019 by Colin Moore.
Now that the fate of the Apple AirPower has finally been sealed and everyone knows it will not happen, the Cupertino company can go ahead with wireless chargers. It’s Mophie who wins out here.
One of the key features of the Apple AirPower Wireless Charging Mat was being able to charge multiple devices at once, such as an iPhone, AirPods, and an Apple Watch. Unfortunately, there were many problems encountered by the development team. Apple had no choice but to finally abandon the project. That said, the Apple brand is well aware of the public interest in these kinds of accessories and seems to have made the decision to offer for sale third-party alternatives. It was necessary to choose a brand and it seems that it is Mophie who won.
Apple will sell a wireless charging pad developed by Mophie
Apple will start selling Mophie multi-device wireless charging mats. Mophie is a well-known manufacturer of smartphone accessories, especially for his battery cases. The brand has also been offering wireless charging products for some time, but the charging mat in question seems to have been designed specifically for Apple since it looks a lot like an AirPower clone. It would, however, be offered in black and be slightly thicker than what the Cupertino company had developed.
Comparisons with the AirPower
The Mophie version will not be as powerful as the original AirPower since it will only be able to charge two devices simultaneously at 7.5 W. But it will also offer a USB-A port. For now, there is no information about the price of this accessory, but if the information is proven, it should be on sale next week. We would then have all the technical details. Mophie is not the only manufacturer to offer such multi-device wireless chargers, but being sold directly from Apple is likely to help drive sales.
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