1. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Now that the iPhone 8 and beyond do wireless charging we should see third-party manufacturers do something like the Apple AirPower (in 2018?).

    I want a one charger fits all solution for my phone, Watch (or two) and AirPods. I wonder what that wireless case will cost vs a new set of AirPods in the wireless case.
    09-13-2017 05:05 AM
  2. Conrad368's Avatar
    I see review yesterday I thnik wireless charging is very good and yes they will do something like Apple AirPower soon, maybe in 2017 .
    09-13-2017 08:22 AM
  3. ksassy's Avatar
    The AirPower looks very cool from the keynote. I know this will require me to upgrade my iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods to take full advantage of this feature which is an investment ($$$$) but could be a good one for the future. I wonder the same thing about the cost of the AirPods wireless charging case? I won't be surprised if I'll need to upgrade to AirPods 2 by that point.
    09-13-2017 12:29 PM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    I would love to get the AirPower once it is available. It looks simple and it’s nice being able to charge all my Apple products at the same time in one pad.
    09-17-2017 08:03 AM
  5. tcuprof's Avatar
    I wonder what that wireless case will cost vs a new set of AirPods in the wireless case.
    I'm wondering when the AirPods with wireless charging case will debut. I've been thinking about buying AirPods since there introduction, but now I wouldn't buy them without that feature.
    11-09-2017 12:10 PM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    As somebody who used an Android phone from 2013-2015 that could be wirelessly charged, and did charge my phone wirelessly nearly every night, I can live without wireless charging.

    1. In almost every case, it's not "wireless". You're confined to a location that is close to an outlet that is connected by a wire anyway.
    2. It's less efficient than wired charging. It heats the battery more while providing a slower charge. Heat in the log run affects long-term battery life, and it gives you less charge per minute than a wired charger.
    3. I can always get a true battery powered charger than provides faster charge with more convenience. Like a product sold by Anker for lightning charging, or even something like this for the watch: http://forums.imore.com/e?link=http%...token=mmp6JdMo
    11-09-2017 12:17 PM
  7. Mac Guy's Avatar
    but now I wouldn't buy them without that feature.
    Makes good economical sense. Fortunately, I'm not bound by that! LOL

    In using my AirPods regularly, I've found that they don't move from Mac to phone as easily as I'd like. Easier than pairing, but not seamlessly automatic.

    That, and the wireless AirPod coming means I should get a second pair, one for around the house and one for on the go.

    I'd like to think Apple would get these out just in time for the Holidays! Which should be any day now. Tim said we're done with Events for this year, according to Rene, so if they don't pop up on the site soon or early December, it's likely sometime next year.
    11-09-2017 04:44 PM
  8. phreddyl's Avatar
    I actually think the wireless AirPods will just be a case upgrade. You’ll have a choice to purchase separately.
    11-12-2017 04:07 PM

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