Yesterday, as we reported, Apple launched its Smart Battery Cases for the XS, XS Max and XR iPhones. Here with Apple describes the novelty:
Created for the iPhone XS, the Smart Battery Case, in addition to protecting the device, increases battery life. Inside, a soft microfiber layer offers protection. On the outside, you can feel the smoothness of the silicone finish on the touch. The flexible elastomer hinged design makes it easy to put on and take off the cover.
The Smart Battery Case is compatible with standard Qi chargers. Recharge your iPhone and Smart Battery Case at the same time to talk for up to 33 hours, use the internet for up to 21 hours and watch videos and listen to music for longer. The smart battery status is displayed on your iPhone's Locked Screen and in the Notification Center so you know exactly how much charge you still have.
Recharging the Smart Battery Case is even faster with USBPD compatible chargers. It is also compatible with Lightning accessories, such as EarPods with Lightning connector (included with your iPhone) or Lightning Adapter for Digital AV (sold separately).
See how the excerpt above, highlighted in bold, is described in the Apple Online Store of Malaysia:
The Smart Battery Case is compatible with the AirPower Wireless Charging Mat and other certified Qi chargers.
There was no doubt about the compatibility of Smart Battery Cases with AirPower, but the name of the accessory will be there in the description (esl, since the name ?AirPower? is not mentioned anywhere else), shows that the project has not died and that recent rumors of a possible launch may soon be correct.
According to the latest news, AirPower has three internal layers which have 22 coils dedicated to wireless charging, so you can recharge up to three devices (iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods) at the same time without worrying about their positioning in the accessory.