Rumor: AirPower, Apple's Wireless Charger, May Arrive Next Month - But Its Price Is Still a Mystery

Among Apple watches, only the Apple Watch Series 3 will be compatible with the AirPower charger.

Apple took a long time to open up wireless charging, but when it did, it did it willingly: it updated its entire line of iPhones to support the technology and even announced a new case for its wireless headsets so that they can also be recharged. in your new accessory, the charger Airpower.

Among all devices supported by the accessory, the Apple watch What we least think could bring any caveat to the watch, after all, the only one in the entire line of Apple that already supports wireless charging “naturally” (the only way to carry it after all) since its genesis. Contrary to what we thought, however, it will not be all the owners of the wearable that can enjoy the new Apple wireless charger.

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Official image:

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This official page comparing Apple Watch models on sale today shows that only the youngest generation, the Series 3, features AirPower charger support. If you have the original watch, a Series 1 (which is still sold, let's not forget) or a Series 2, stay out of the joke on the white and energized surface of the accessory.

The reason for the limitation is not clear, but it is not hard to imagine that AirPower, because it has a feature different from the vast majority of accessories such as the ability to charge multiple devices at the same time, requires some special hardware in compatible devices to work. . This hardware, of course, is not present in models prior to the Apple Watch Series 3 (the chip is identified as W2).

If you have plans to buy AirPower after its release, promised next year, you should keep this information in mind.

via MacRumors