At the annual iPhone event, Apple had briefly mentioned about its wireless AirPods. Past rumors suggested the possible launch of a second generation AirPods. Apple instead announced that it would soon launch a dedicated wireless charging case for AirPods. The present AirPods are available at a price of $159 (approximately Rs 10,400), and come bundled with a charging case. AirPods can be charged via Apple’s Lightning connector. Also Read - Apple Music Lossless, Spatial Audio features with Dolby Atmos coming soon to IndiaAlso Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with Samsung
While Apple didn’t reveal any other detail on the wireless charging case, MacRumors via MacPrime reports that this product could launch by December this year. Also, the wireless charging case for AirPods are said to be priced at $69 (approximately Rs 4,473). The pricing seems believable since Apple’s rate for replacing or repairing the present charging case for AirPods is $69.
The report further says that there won’t be much difference in design as such. The LED battery indicator will now be placed on the outside of the wireless charging case. It is presently placed on the inside of the charging case. This is done so that users can see the battery level of their AirPods as they place it on the wireless charger. It isn’t clear if Apple will be selling the wireless charger and AirPods separately. ALSO READ: Apple to increase production of AirPods as demand continues to rise
In addition this, Apple will also be launching its own wireless charging mat AirPower next year. AirPower will be able to charge the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch, and AirPods all at the same time. Apple demonstrated the AirPower mat where you can place either of the new iPhones, the Watch, and AirPods together. This will serve a convenient purpose for users with a health Apple ecosystem. As of now, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users can use universal wireless chargers as all three iPhones support Qi charging standard. RELATED: Belkin, mophie launch wireless charging pads for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X