Apple introduced its new “AirPower” wireless charging pad during its September event on Tuesday, which will be large and powerful enough to charge your new iPhone – either the new iPhone 8 or the high-end iPhone X – as well as your Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time.
Few details exist about the AirPower, such as the connection that will be used to power the AirPower wireless charging pad itself. The battery status of all the devices charging on the AirPower wireless charging pad will be displayed on the display of the iPhone charging on the pad.
Unfortunately, it sounds like Apple’s AirPower solution won’t arrive until 2018, since Apple must first work with the regulatory committee that oversees the Qi wireless charging standard to implement a new standard it developed for AirPower. Apple didn’t say how much AirPower would cost or when, exactly, it will be available.
For now, however, Apple offers wireless chargers from Belkin on its online store.