The updated case for Airpods, which will be compatible with wireless charging, still remains shrouded in mystery, as we ask more deeply in this post. A very unlikely clue about the future of the accessory (or rather accessory accessory), however, may have emerged from an equally unlikely place: His.
The website MacPrime claims (Google Translate) to have received information from an internal source of its branch of Ma, pointing to the release date and the likely price of the updated case. Apparently, Apple launched the new case in December, even before promised, the company said the accessory would be offered with the charger. Airpower, "In 2018".
According to the source, Apple would charge for the separate case. $ 70, which raises some suspicions; This is the price, after all, that Ma charges to replace the current case with a new one in case of damage. It would not make sense, therefore, to put exactly the same price on an improved product if the source is correct, of course, the case without wireless charging will certainly be discontinued.
And overall, if we look closely, it wouldn't be exactly Apple's logical move to make the new case available to the AirPods in December and stop selling the AirPower charger the following year. Look at this: single The difference between the new case and the current case is precisely the induction recharge support; Launching the upgraded model before AirPower would therefore take a number of users to purchase wireless chargers from other companies. Makes sense? In this case, I envision a more concrete possibility for Apple to launch both the new case and AirPower in December, anticipating the arrival of both.
We'll see what unfolds in the near future.