After updating some iPads on Monday and iMacs today, it is already clear that Apple has reserved this second half of March to present news – next Monday’s event only proves that point. Now, a discovery indicates that another launch may be on the way… after a long time, much time.
While reviewing the code changes for the latest iOS 12.2 beta, our friend and contributor 9to5Mac, Guilherme Rambo, discovered information beyond encouraging: the latest test version is the first to bring support to AirPower, the mythical Apple wireless charger announced more than a year ago and so far gone. Are we finally on the verge of his arrival?
According to Rambo, there are significant differences in the code of the new beta version, specifically in the part that refers to the control of wireless charging. Recently added commands are responsible, for example, for identifying when two devices are being loaded on the same surface – which, of course, should refer to AirPower.
The sixth beta of iOS 12.2 also features the 3D animations that will be displayed on devices when devices are being recharged on AirPower. This all indicates that, if the charger is actually announced in the next few days, it should only really reach stores with the launch of the final version of iOS 12.2, which should happen next week.
Will the impossible really happen and will we see AirPower in the real world soon? Let’s wait.