Apple’s AirPower has become the company’s rare ‘vaporware’ moment, but that could change, as the Australian Apple website contains a hidden reference and image of the wireless charging mat.
iPhone in Canada reader Michael Bateman discovered the Australian Apple website source code contains reference to a ‘figure class’ named “image-wireless-airpower” which reveals the image seen below:
Apple’s website initially had images of AirPower when it was first announced, but the company removed them, delaying the product’s launch. Rumours in January claimed production had started for the wireless charging mat.
Bateman told iPhone in Canada he discovered the AirPower reference “a couple minutes before” he tweeted the discovery, adding “I was searching to try to see if there were any clues regarding AirPower and its launch. Recently, there has been a lot of ‘leaks’ on the Apple website.”
It does not show up on the U.S. site, only on the AU. pic.twitter.com/bgksGLjl2T
— Michael Bateman (@michael8bateman) March 21, 2019
The image depicts only two devices charging on AirPower, but the charging mat was originally touted to charge three devices at once.
AirPower also has 3 thermistors, my guess is it’s because it supports 3 devices charging at once pic.twitter.com/ILs4xYCpsW
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) March 21, 2019
For Thursday, we had the embargo lifted on iPad mini 5 reviews. What will Friday hold? AirPower and the rumoured iPod touch refresh?