Apple’s AirPower wireless charging pad
Roman Loyola answers all your questions
Apple’s new AirPower is a wireless charging pad to help clean up the mess of charging cables for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Apple unveiled AirPower at its iPhone X event, but the company didn’t provide much detail. We hope to fill the void here.
What is AirPower?
AirPower is a wireless charging pad. There are several wireless charging pads on the market, but before the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, you had to use a special case with your iPhone in order to use a wireless charging pad. It works without the need of a special case. Just plop your iPhone on to the AirPower pad, and it starts charging. No need to plug in your iPhone.
How does the AirPower work?
Place the AirPower pad on your desk or wherever you like to charge your devices. Then plug it into a power outlet. To charge your device, just place it on the matt, with the front facing up. That’s it.
To get a little but more technical, AirPower uses induction, where an electromagnetic field