Apple is adding Qi wireless charging to its latest iPhones; but at the same time it’s developing a charging standard of its own. Unveiled at the Apple Event 2017, company’s wireless tech, AirPower is built in partnership with Qi, and can charge multiple devices at once.
At the presentation, Apple illustrated AirPower topping up an iPhone X, an Apple Watch and AirPods, all at once. The new tech is a little more than handy if you’re traveling and would rather not carry multiple adapters and cables. However, you’ll have to wait a little while to try it out.
The company’s own charger won’t arrive until sometime in 2018. Till then, you’ll have to use wireless chargers from third parties. And there is no word on the expected pricing of the charger as well.