The physical user guide that ships with all iPhone XS device includes prominent mention of Apple’s extremely delayed AirPower, suggesting the company’s plans to launch the wireless charger this month changed at the last minute.
Apple urges new iPhone XS owners to charge their device with AirPower or a Qi wireless Charger.
Apple mentions AirPower under the “Charging” section of its usual instruction pamphlet. Wording used suggests the company planned to position the devices as a main Charging source, with lighting offered as an alternative.
“Place iPhone with screen facing upon AirPower or a Qi Certified wireless charger. You can also use the lighting connector to charge iPhone and connect accessories”.
AirPower is marketed as an all in one power delivery solution for the company’s portable device lineup. The charger features in house developed technology that allows users to juice up multiple devices simultaneously, including the non-Qi compliant Apple watch and as yet unreleased AirPords wireless charging case.
Some expected AirPower to launch with iPhone XS, but the product failed to make an appearance during last week’s hardware unveiling. Apple scrubbed nearly all mention of AirPower from its website following the event. One photo of the device remains on a page dedicated Airpods.
The abrupt removal prompted speculation that AirPower might Never arrive, and Apples refuse to comment on the matter.
AirPower is thought to rely on multiple flux generator that works in tandem to intelligently delivered to power three devices at same time.