As Apple moves toward a wireless charging future, the company has announced that it will be developing a mat to charge multiple Apple devices at once — called the AirPower.
Apple revealed the news on Tuesday at its annual keynote event, after revealing that the upcoming iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X would all have wireless charging capabilities, as expected. The Apple Watch has always had wireless charging.
Users will also be able to charge AirPods on the AirPower, using what Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller called an optional wireless charging case. The AirPods’ current case doesn’t provide wireless charging capabilities, and it’s unclear when Apple plans to launch the wireless charging case.
Apple also announced that the AirPower charging mat will be coming in 2018, but didn’t give a specific date.
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