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This much-awaited Apple product may finally launch in September

This much-awaited Apple product may finally launch in September

The PowerMat would be able to wireless charge a trio of Apple devices, simultaneously by simply placing them anywhere on this mat. The company did the same thing with the HomePod, announced in June 2017, but not released until this February, and with the Apple Pencil, which also suffered from long delays.

AirPower may not launch until September, a year after it was previewed, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The Bloomberg report further states that the delay is because of the complex nature of the AirPower mat. The mat also has an iPhone-like processor inside and runs on a pared-down version of iOS to bring deeper integration with the various devices it charges.

According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, the device has not yet gone on sale, but will be released to the market in September. Apple engineers are apparently at the stage of testing more recent AirPower builds in daily use.

Though the iPhone X comes with the option to either wirelessly charge it through a charging pad or via a power brick, it could have possible that users only had the option to wirelessly charge the bezel-less flagship.

Apple had hoped to make AirPower available this month, the sources added.

The report states that Apple had originally meant to release the product in June, but difficulties in bringing the simultaneous charging of multiple devices to reality have caused some delays.

The report cites third-party manufacturers who say this approach is more hard because it could require three different kinds of charging components for the respective Apple devices. The flawless trio being: an iPhone, Apple Watch, and an AirPod case. For example, with a Mophie or Belkin wireless charging pad, you need to place an iPhone on a very specific area (usually around the center) to charge it up wirelessly.

Apple added wireless charging to its iPhone lineup with the debut of the iPhone X and the iPhone 8/Plus a year ago. Apple may still be planning to do so in future models, with Apple designers said to be hoping to "remove most of the external ports and buttons on the iPhone". Almost 10 months later, the product has yet to get a release date.

It needs to be ideal if Apple's longer-term ambitions for wireless charging are to be cleanly executed, mind.

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