AirPower is a wireless pad designed to charge three new-generation Apple devices at once, such as the iPhones, Apple Watch and Apple AirPod, which will all incorporate a wireless charging function. AirPower will have a maximum charging performance of up to 29W, compared to 7.5W for other brands of wireless charging pads usually suitable for only one device at one time, the sources indicated.
Suppliers of glass passivated package (GPP) bridge rectifiers needed for the charger are expecting their shipments to double in the first quarter of 2018 from the previous quarter and continue to rise in the second quarter. Taiwanese makers have been delivering small-volume shipments since 2Q17; however, shipments are expected to rise drastically alongside the AirPower's launch.
This report corroborates an earlier one from Macotakara which also said the AirPower charger would launch in March. It's predicted to cost around $199.
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