ChargerLab on Twitter Tweeted today, January 12, that the AirPower mat has finally entered production. ChargerLab claims that Luxshare Precision, the manufacturer for some Apple accessories (currently, AirPods and USB-C cables), has already started production on AirPower.
ChargerLab has correctly predicted things in the past, such as the new USB-C charging brick included with the new iPad Pros; but is not always correct, such as the fact that this brick was supposed to be for the new iPhones instead.
AirPower has had a very troubled past. First announced on Sept. 12, 2017, it was promised early 2018, then just by the end of 2018, and then at Apples Sept. 12 event in 2018, they removed all but one mention of AirPower on their website. However, in packaging for both the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, it mentions that the iPhones are compatible with AirPower, suggesting that Apple had expected to have AirPower ready for that event. Rumors have said that the AirPower has been plagued with issues during development, most notably overheating and connectivity issues with the new interface on any iPhone placed on the mat.
If this report is to be believed, we can likely expect this to launch either online overnight, or during a March event.
Are you still ready for AirPower? Or have you given up? Let me know in the comments!