In a brief research note highlighting Apple’s suppliers for its popular AirPods wireless earphones, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that new AirPods with a wireless charging case will debut in the first quarter of 2019, with an „all-new design model“ following in the first quarter of 2020. The updates are predicted to drive strong sales growth for the product.
We attribute AirPods‘ dramatic growth (14–16mn, 26–28mn, 50–55mn, 70–80mn and 100–110mn units in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, respectively) to 1) the upgraded model with wireless charging support to benefit shipments to launch in 1Q19, 2) the all-new design model to boost [...]
For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a USB-C Dual Charging Station that’s designed to charge the iPhone and the Apple Watch at the same time.
Available in Silver or Space Gray to match Apple’s devices, Satechi’s Dual Charging Station provides a total of 15W of power to charge an iPhone and an Apple Watch.
The Charging Station, priced at $64.99 normally but on sale for $38.99, features a slim, attractive design with a pedestal for each device, holding both the iPhone and the Apple Watch upright for easy viewing.
You’ll need to supply your own cables for [...]
Since the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus introduced Qi wireless charging into Apple products for the first time last year, more and more users have begun hunting for the best wireless charging pad out there. We’ve detailed this topic in numerous posts over the past year, and in the end, many buying recommendations for Qi mats come down to support for Apple’s 7.5W fast wireless charging and overall design.
In both categories, Twelve South’s all new PowerPic Frame for iPhone excels. The accessory is a wooden picture frame that fits any vertically framed 5″x7″ photo, while also charging any Qi-compatible smartphone. In Apple’s lineup of devices, [...]
The second-generation Apple Pencil that Apple is rumored to be working on will feature support for gestures, a new design, and a new charging method, according to leaker Benjamin Geskin.
Geskin, who sometimes provides accurate information on Apple’s plans sourced from Chinese social networks, says the upcoming Apple Pencil will feature a design that’s „more minimalistic“ with no silver band at the top.
Apple Pencil 2018:
– Design is even more minimalistic, the silver rail on top is now gone.– Tap and Swipe gestures along the pencil.– Magnetically attachable to the new iPad. – New [...]