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Steve Troughton-Smith
Where is AirPower? 🤷‍♂️ All I’ve been hearing is ‘they’ve finally fixed it’, so, if true, it could ship as a product whenever Apple wants. Hopefully alongside the smart battery case for the XS?
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Alt Dec 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Does anyone *really* want a $200 charger?
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Uluroo Dec 31
How do you know the cost? I thought the rumors said $149, and that seems Apple-reasonable given the technical advantages. "AirPower alternatives" aren't as comparable as people make them out to be; they still have the charging "sweet spot" that AirPower eliminates.
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Steve Troughton-Smith Dec 31
Replying to @UlurooSpeaks @alt_temp
AirPower still has a sweet spot, just three of them
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Alt Dec 31
I might be misremembering, but I remember Mark Gurman saying it is $200, and I take his word as fact.
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Donnie Harkcom Dec 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Really hoping for the battery case
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Uluroo Dec 31
The engineering issues came from having several charging coils inside, right?
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Uluroo Dec 31
Oh, okay. I guess we'll have to wait and see. I do agree that it'll probably cost more than it's worth, but sometimes it's better than the alternatives by a wide enough margin that it's "worth it." YMMV.
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François Lamboley Dec 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Who told you they fixed it?? 😦
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Uluroo Dec 31
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Benjamin Mayo Dec 31
No sweet spot is definitely how they marketed it in that first iPhonex event; they showed three devices in a line in no particular order, and a config with two phones laid across it.
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Uluroo Dec 31
Okay, thanks for clarification. To address 's point, that's added value in the user experience and also an added manufacturing cost.
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Benjamin Mayo Dec 31
… Contrast to this which is so stringent they have to put X-mark-the-spot-guides on the pad to indicate possible device placement
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David Hepworth Dec 31
They only have 10 hours left in 2018!
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Sachin Dec 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Where did you hear they have fixed the issues?
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👽 Dec 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Maybe new smart battery case can charge via AirPower? Otherwise it’s still bad
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SiPie Dec 31
Ah yes.. the phantom Xs / Xs Max battery case. The thing is though.... That was only a potential “leak” it’s not something Apple went “and there’s one more thing...” with. So.. that could just be launched as a press release or something.
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Leon Green Dec 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
If they’re still doing it it’ll come in the March event or a press release in Feb...
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Manhar Sood Dec 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
When is the battery case coming?
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ㅤ Dec 31
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I have a feeling it will release the same day they release the AirPods 2. Which should include the wireless charging case to be used with the AirPower.
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