AT&T Reportedly Developing Wireless Charger That Powers iPhone and Apple Watch Simultaneously

AT&T Reportedly Developing Wireless Charger That Powers iPhone and Apple Watch Simultaneously

Apple did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment about the delay and its plans for AirPower.

Over the past few months I've spoken to a number of sources in the accessories and charging business, and they all claim that not only was AirPower a very ambitious concept fraught with technical challenges, Apple had made the job of developing an all-in-one charger all the more hard by using differing wireless charging protocols for the iPhone and the Apple Watch. One such example is AT&T, now rumored to be developing something called the Power Drum.

The AirPower mat was Apple's answer to hassles that the Apple devoted encounter when having to charge up their iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPod earbuds.

Apple SVP Phil Schiller told the iPhone X event in September 2017 that it should be in the shops in 2018 and can not nail down availability for the companion AirPods wireless charging case.

AT&T Power Drum
These diagrams were found in the FCC website

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has just given a regulatory approval to an upcoming battery powered bank and wireless charger that goes by the name AT&T power drum. One reason could be AT&T had planned to release the Power Drum earlier this year; the Apple Watch Series 4 wasn't unveiled until September. Even so, there shouldn't be any issue as to why the fourth-generation watch wouldn't charge. The carrier may have started developing the device when USB Type-C ports weren't so widely used. The Power Drum will reportedly be able to output 5, 7.5 and 10W of power.

As of now, there is no more information about the Power Drum, including its price and release date or if it will be available for non-AT&T customers.

Overall, the AT&T Power Drum appears to be a decent product, but there is one drawback.

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