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Rumor: Apple to Launch AirPower Wireless Charging Mat in ‘Late March’

Rumor: Apple to Launch AirPower Wireless Charging Mat in ‘Late March’

A new DigiTimes report claims Apple will release its much-delayed AirPower wireless charging mat in “late March.” All we can say is that it’s already the 22nd, so they’d better hurry.

The report cites the ever-popular “industry sources” inside Apple’s supply chain.

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to see its second-quarter revenues register a double-digit sequential growth as it will soon kick off volume shipments of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers needed for Apple’s wireless charger AirPower, according to industry sources. 

The sources said that Apple’s AirPower wireless charger for iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods is set to be officially launched in late March, which will significantly drive up Lite-On’s revenues for the second quarter of 2019.

The usual “take it with a grain of your favorite salt-free seasoning” warning applies to this rumor. DigiTimes has a somewhat spotty record when it comes to Apple product rumors.

Perhaps AirPower’s debut might come today, as Apple has had a busy week so far, with new iPads debuting on Monday, new iMacs hitting the scene on Tuesday, and new AirPods being unveiled on Wednesday. Stay tuned.

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