Apple’s iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the organization’s first apparatus to add wireless charging support. Back when they declared last Sept, Apple also stated it might be releasing its own wireless charging mat, known as AirPower. This wasn’t like every other mat on the market, however, since it might charge multiple devices at once, an Apple IPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3 and a set of AirPods, such as. The AirPower was given an obscure 2018 release dates, but according to sources talking at Bloomberg, development of the mat has been marred with problems. Seemingly it was anticipated to be on sale by this month, however, is now likely to hit the shelves around Sept, probably with the AirPods wireless charging case in tow.

Engineers are thought to be dealing with various technical problems, like ensuring the AirPower does not overheat. Other complications include cramming in several charging detectors, which might need to overlap, and diluting the firmware for the custom Apple chip accountable for power control and device pairing. Simply speaking, the AirPower has not been as simple to manufacture as perhaps first thought, though it’s in testing according to one source. Apple has never specified release date, maybe because as Bloomberg notes, the AirPods and HomePod speakers went on sale several months later than originally announced. Launching the AirPower slightly later than originally hoped may not be quite a major deal for Apple, however. According to sources, the mat a part of a larger approach to doing away with the Lightning port similar to the 3.5mm headset jack. It is said this was considered throughout the development of the iPhone X.