Apple's watchOS 4.3 developer beta update hints that the AirPower release may be near

Concurrently with the iOS 11.3 public beta, Apple released the watchOS 4.3 developers’ beta, too, and, among all the new features in there, there are hints of an imminent AirPower wireless charger announcement. How so?
Well, the Nightstand feature, which lights up the Apple Watch to show time and charge in bright green when the timepiece is resting on its side at the puck charger, has been expanded to include portrait orientation, too. When might this prove useful? When it’s lying on Apple’s upcoming AirPower charging mat, of course, alongside your iPhone …


Samsung patent reveals rival to Apple's AirPower wireless charger


A patent application filed by Samsung to the USPTO reveals a dual wireless charger that can charge more than one device at a time. In that regard, it would be considered a challenger for Apple’s AirPower wireless charger. The latter can charge multiple device at once by fitting an iPhone and an Apple Watch all together on a single charging pad. Actually, there are various combinations that will fit, including the charging of two iPhone models at one time.

According to Sammy’s patent, its dual wireless charger uses both magnetic resonance and magnetic induction charging in the same product. …

Apple's AirPower wireless charger is running late. Enter Belkin's Boost Up pad for the iPhone 8/X

Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat may look svelte and top up everything with the fruit logo in sight, but it’s coming much later than its announcement, so what’s a cord-cutter to do when they get their new iPhone 8, Plus or X? After all, why have fresh glass backs that pass those electrons through with ease, if not to use the new wireless charging option that Apple finally brings to its phone portfolio.

Fret not, though, as Belkin just announced a wireless charging pad called Boost Up which has been developed directly in collaboration with Apple. Utilizing the most widespread …