Could 2019 be the year where Apple finally releases its fabled wireless charger, the Airpower? We don’t know for sure. What we do know is that in the mean time, there is going to be one tasteful alternative to the Airpower out in the market. A recent spoiler from the FCC website has accidentally revealed AT&T’s plan to release a portable wireless charger. The charger, which has been named “Power Drum” will reportedly be able to charge both your iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously. The following figure shows how it would achieve this:
Basically, you place your iPhone on top of the device to charge it. Or, if it is your Apple Watch that you wish to charge, you wrap it around the Power Drum. (Magnets will hold the devices together.) Alternatively, you could do both of these things together. The AT&T Power Drum will also be small enough to fit in your bag so that you can carry it around. And you could find yourself doing that quite often since this charger also doubles as a portable power bank with a respectable 3000mAh capacity. The Power Drum will reportedly be able to output 5, 7.5 and 10W of power. This also means that it will be able to support Apple’s fast wireless charging feature.
This photo of AT&T’s upcoming wireless charger and power bank was also found in the FCC website.
Although it isn’t known yet when AT&T’s wireless charger is set to hit the market, it will supposedly be available for a hundred dollars. A lot of third-parties have developed a wireless charger for the iPhone and the Apple Watch before this. But AT&T’s Power Drum seems like it is going to be one of the better ones.