New video reveals Apple AirPower prototype

A new video posted to YouTube on Friday offers an in-depth look at a prototype version of Apple’s AirPower, the company’s ill-fated multi-device charging mat.

Interior of an Apple AirPower charger prototype
Interior of an Apple AirPower charger prototype

Apple in September 2017 gave a preview of AirPower, an Apple-designed wireless charging accessory that is expected to be “coming in 2018”, offering “a generous active charging area that will allow customers of iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X to charge up to three devices simultaneously, including Apple Watch Series 3 and a new optional wireless charging case for AirPods. “

Mike Peterson for Apple Insider:

The 30-minute YouTube video, which is a collaboration between 91 Technology And Apple demo, depicts the deepest dive ever made in Apple’s ill-fated charging pad. It offers a hands-on look at AirPower, as well as a look at its underlying code and details on its development.

After sending commands to the AirPower mat after rebooting, the YouTuber was able to gather a great deal of information about the prototype, including the fact that its firmware was installed on June 7, 2017, as well as other information about the coil configuration. and more .

The specific prototype in the video is a 22 reel model. Apple had patent filings for both the 16 and 22 coil variants, and it appears the latter was the option Apple was actually planning to market.

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