My ZDNet colleague, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, brought in Apple's rare launch notice for AirPower, the wireless charging base for the iPhone and Apple Watch that had never seen daylight in 2018. Also: Apple's biggest embarrassment I agree with him that this was a big failure – absolutely one of the biggest embarrassments for the company to date and one of the things I highlighted in my 2018 Worst Tech Failures list. Obviously, I designed an Apple-worthy OEM charger Dock is a technically complicated undertaking, and it's not as simple as the design and release of similar products that its official accessory partners, such as Belkin, recently launched. Also: Apple's iPhone XR: Poor marketing or insidious smart?
Apple customers expect a certain amount of industrial design and smooth operation. They should look and act perfectly. If the AirPower had been anything but perfect in its implementation, it certainly deserves to be redesigned or completely scrapped. The Apple line of accessories needs a makeover. The AirPower was a dudel. Fine. However, this raises a very different problem: The entire Apple line of accessories – for power and charging and compatible chassis – must be completely redesigned.
Also, Five Big Challenges for Apple in 2019 While I'm sure everyone would see Apple's official wireless charger that works with iPhone and Apple Watch, and fast charging for its own 7.5-watt implementation of the Qi standard (and not the higher speed) offers 15W and 10W standards used by the rest of the industry), there are simpler, less sophisticated things that the company can release to enhance the end-user experience. The chargers start with chargers. With the exception of the new (and slightly overpriced and anemic) 18W USB C Charger supplied with the iPad Pro, the new OEM Apple Chargers that come with the latest iPhone models are meager USB -A 5-watt chargers. Plus: phones and more: best of all mobile you can not charge fast. As a result, you will need to buy either the new 18-watt module or the more expensive 30-W, 61-W, or 87-W equivalents designed to charge the iPad Pro or MacBook faster to take advantage of the fast charging feature who have had the iPad and the iPhone for a long time (since the iPad Pro 12.9.2015). But wait, there's more: the latest generation of iPhone and iPad models are able to charge quickly, but because your iPhone did not come with the expensive USB C lightning cable you need to buy it too. The new iPad Pro models released in 2018 have USB-C ports, which is great, so you can use a standard USB-C to USB-C cable. However, the 18 watt base charger is inferior when used with the Monster Pro's iPad Pro 12.9. Plus, you can not buy a third-party replacement USB C-to-Lightning cable that has a USB-enabled fast-charging feature. Apple recently licensed this technology and began selling the connector to OEMs.
(Picture: RAVPower GaN 45W USB-C PD charger from RavPower)
In addition, Apple does not use gallium nitride (GaN) technology, whose accessory partners such as RAVPower and Anker are now pioneering. As a result, the larger capacity OEM 30W, 61W, and 87W OEM chargers are bulky and bulky. I now had the 45W GaN RavPower USB-C charger and am very impressed. It takes up very little space in my small shoulder bag and can be attached to any 110V connector flat and flat, leaving plenty of room for other bulky stones besides the sockets. Of course the AirPower would be nice if it's ever shown up. But I'd rather have a multi-port USB-C travel charger with GaN technology that I know is fully certified and supported by the company. Right now I'm using stuff from Anker and other vendors like RAVPower, and I expect to continue to do so. (Please make a multi-port USB-C port!) I would like to completely standardize the USB-C connection cables. Dongles Then there is the problem of dongles. Oh my. Apple has so many donggles for adapting different connector types for the Lightning connector that it gets out of hand. Companies like Satechi recently had to address the lack of OEM connectivity for the 2018 iPad Pro with the mobile USB C hub. Why can not Apple produce one? Plus: PSA: Apple's $ 29 iPhone replacement program for Apple is about to end. Cases And we drop in on chargers and cables and look at things like cases. Yes, I realize that companies like Otter Products have made a fortune with the accessories business, and I love using the stuff. In fact, Apple should have better protective covers for its own products in-house, even if a company like Otter needs to be used as an OEM and has to make private labels. Also, how Microsoft won and Apple has not lostThere is another problem. I have seen many of the third-party charging pads (lacking Apple's own feature) that do not always work – even the premium rechargeable batteries from Belkin, Mophie, RAVPower, and Anker (Apple's top accessory partner) correctly handle thick cases of Otter (a major Apple Partner) and from other suppliers. For example, I use the OtterBox Pursuit case with my iPhone XS Max. The Belkin BOOST UP Special Edition ($ 159) can only be turned upside down, negating the purpose of using the clock to show the time and other factors Dates. I also use a strong Casio G-Shock sports case for my Apple Watch Series 4 from SUPCASE, which absolutely can not be paired with chargers other than the original Apple Watch magnetic charging cable, not even the ridiculously overpriced original Apple Watch charging dock. Does readApple have to fill in the gaps? Is there any reason why Apple can not create its own super protection tape that works with its own employees and certified third party partners? That sounds like a great accessory for me. I do not think Apple is necessarily to blame for incompatibility issues with accessories, but it needs to put in place policies and procedures to make sure there's better compatibility between these things and Apple OEM accessories and products. Or it has to fill in the gaps with its own. Does Apple need to rethink its accessory strategy for its mobile products? Talk back and let me know. Previous and Related Reporting: Apple is trying to delete AirPower from the history books. One year after annoying us with the AirPower All-in-One Charger for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods, Apple has now erased all references. This iPhone XS case transforms into a wireless USB chargers charging box. This sophisticated iPhone XS / iPhone X cover comes with a wireless charging bank that lets you double the life of your iPhone or charge other devices right, people love expensive iPhones games that offer more expensive iPhones to higher Income without having to pay more.