It was not so long ago that Apple enthusiasts mocked companies like Microsoft for announcing seemingly cool products that were not delivered on time, if at all. Oddly enough, in recent years Apple has taken the same bad habit of introducing products that are embarrassing behind schedule. For example, Apple's AirPods were delivered more than two months later than expected and were incredibly hard to find after the launch.
The most frightening example of a non-punctually delivered Apple product is, of course, the wireless charging of Apple mat, a product called AirPower. Originally launched in September 2017 along with the iPhone X, AirPower is designed to allow users to simultaneously charge their phone, the Apple Watch and the AirPods case wirelessly. Flash 1
All this said ChargerLAB's Twitter account on Friday recently revealed citing an anonymous source from the supply chain, that AirPower might finally be on the shelves in the near future.
"AirPower is finally here," says the tweet. "We have just heard from a credible source in the supply chain that the manufacturer Luxshare Precision has already begun manufacturing the Apple AirPower wireless charging pad. Luxshare Precision is also the manufacturer of AirPods and USB C cables from Apple.
In support of the report, ChargerLAB today released another tweet with confirmatory information from another source familiar with Apple's plans.
Start mass production of AirPower on January 21, "says the tweet. Pegatron is also an Apple OEM in Asia. According to AirPower, AirPower has a total of three layers of coils in a 8-7-7 configuration from bottom to top.
It is also noteworthy that the reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued an investor note about two months ago, claiming that AirPower could be launched sometime in the first quarter of 2019.
As to the reason behind the AirPower delay, there have been numerous reports pointing to enormous technical challenges, such as overheating in the product's launch, including complex circuitry, and ensuring that it does not.