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AirPower死了:Apple注定无线充电器背后的故事是什么?

发布日期:2019-04-01
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  ©AppleApple终于承认了很多人一段时间以来所怀疑的事情:AirPower已经死了。

  充电垫最初是在2017年宣布的,我们后来认为我们可能会看到它在包括9月iPhone XS发布在内的各个点上推出。它从未发生过。

  在10月推出的iPad Pro,Mac Mini和MacBook Air上也没有任何关于它的事情,在春季我们已经推出了iPad mini,iPad Air和新的AirPods 2时,一无所获 。

  我们真的以为AirPower会在上周与其他发布会一起首次亮相。

  为什么我们仍然期待AirPower?

  提到新发布的AirPods 2包装

  有传闻称它正在制作中

  苹果的充电垫显然已经很晚取消了 - 就在上周它再次被 发现在Apple的网络服务器上,而我们收到的这个星期的新AirPods盒 提到了AirPower的名字 ,如下所示。

  另一个版本的盒子 - 我们认为它可能是早期的预发布版本 - 显示了背面的AirPower图。

关闭一张卡片:Apple Airpower充电垫确认即将推出Airpods 2 Box image 2

  Apple Airpower充电垫确认即将推出Airpods 2 Box image 2更重要的是,我们认为它已投入生产。ChargerLAB在去年年底向Apple供应链中的某位人士发表了讲话,他 说AirPower的生产已经开始。

  该消息来源引用Luxshare Precision作为制造商,称该公司也是AirPods的制造商。1月份,据报道,Lite-On Semiconductor 正在 为AirPower 制造硬件。

  什么是Apple AirPower垫?

  除了兼容的iPhone外,AirPower还将向Apple Watch和带有无线充电盒的新AirPods 2收费

  本来会收取任何兼容Qi的设备

  Apple的AirPower是一种无线充电垫,与其他产品一样,插入墙壁,但仅通过接触将电荷转移到兼容设备中。您只需将设备放在上面,它们就可以在没有电线的情况下充电,而且操作简单。

  iPhone X,iPhone 8和8 Plus,iPhone XS,XS Max和XR都具有无线充电功能,可与数百种现有的Qi充电垫和配件配合使用 - 新款AirPods保护套也兼容Qi。

  AirPower与现有产品非常相似,但除iPhone和新AirPods外,它还将向Apple Watch收费。你可以同时为这三款手机充电 - 你的iPhone,手表和AirPods。

  AirPower发生了什么事?

  太热,太多线圈

  不符合Apple的“高标准”

  苹果公司在一份电子邮件声明中称AirPower不符合其高标准:

  “经过多方努力,我们得出结论,AirPower将无法达到我们的高标准,我们已经取消了该项目。我们向那些期待此次发布的客户致歉。我们仍然相信未来是无线的,并致力于推动无线体验向前发展,“Apple硬件工程高级副总裁Dan Riccio在一份声明中表示。

  这并不是一个巨大的惊喜,因为我们知道垫子有很大的问题,我们很快就会解释。但正如我们上面所说,我们确实认为苹果已经克服了这些问题,并即将推出这款产品。

  从iBook到iPhone:看看Apple最受欢迎的热门歌曲[PocketLint]

第1页,共14页:像你最喜欢的乐队一样,你最喜欢的科技公司可能已经有了它的热门和失误。 但与许多乐队不同的是,苹果公司在绝对版权方面的份额超过其公平份额。 苹果公司可能会不时地弄错它,但是当它做对了它就会产生令人难以置信的效果:虽然有些公司只想改变世界一次,但苹果公司一次又一次地改变了技术。 当我们发现Apple的地板填充物时,请跟我们一起,让我们在空中挥动手臂的绝对砰砰声,就像我们不在乎。
Slide 2 of 14: The iPhone was never supposed to have apps: you were expected to just bookmark web apps instead. But Apple quickly changed its mind when it realised the potential not just of selling apps, but of offering a safe place to buy them from. It would take many years for rivals’ imitations to catch up, and in the meantime Apple’s iOS App Store sold billions upon billions of apps and made an awful lot of developers very rich. It’s funny to look back now that we can get Photoshop and 3D gaming in app form: back then we got pretty excited by spirit level apps and fake beer.
Slide 3 of 14: Before the PowerBook G4, laptop users had a choice. You could have good. You could have portable. But you couldn’t have both. Good laptops would dislocate your shoulder; portable o<em></em>nes would barely be able to count to ten. That changed with the G4, its 867MHz processor almost as capable as the 1GHz chip in the desktop Power Mac. This was a proper computer that just happened to be tiny.The G4 was the last generation of the PowerBook, succeeded by the Intel-powered MacBook Pro – but while the MacBook Pro was different inside, it kept the outside largely the same. You can still see echoes of the G4 in today’s MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
Slide 4 of 14: The first mass-produced Apple computer was released four years before the IBM PC and it was a huge hit: it was one of the first computers with a colour display and arguably the first genuinely user-friendly perso<em></em>nal computer. it was made in various versions from 1977 to 1993, all of them following creator Steve Wozniak’s edict that perso<em></em>nal computers should be “small, reliable, co<em></em>nvenient to use and inexpensive”. By the standards of the time the Apple II was all of those things, and thanks to Steve Jobs it was pretty good looking too. It sold at first to hobbyists and games players but soon found its way into businesses, helped by the first ever spreadsheet app, VisiCalc (1979).
Slide 5 of 14: We’ve had hardware. We’ve had software. We’ve had services. But Apple’s greatest hits also include its shops, which it approached with the same diligence it applies to its other products. Apple severed its l<em></em>inks with traditio<em></em>nal “big-box” retailers and struck out on its own, creating a retail experience that was very different from traditio<em></em>nal tech shopping. Critics mocked but shoppers flocked to the stores: within just three years Apple Stores in the US were bringing in more than a billion dollars in sales, the fastest retailer in history to achieve that number. Apple Stores eschew the high-pressure sales that plagued the electro<em></em>nics industry and have become social hubs as well as places to buy things.
Slide 6 of 14: The first iBooks took the candy designs of the iMac to produce what we think are the most fun laptops ever designed. As the iBooks got more stylish and less quirky, the iBooks did too: the funky clamshell designs of the iBook G3 were superseded by the cool, clean lines of the “Snow” models after just two years. We were sad to see them go, although we do understand the change: by 2001 the design cues of the iMac and iBooks had already been so widely imitated they’d become design clichés. And the Snow models were better: smaller, more sober and much more durable.
Slide 7 of 14: This is the computer that saved Apple, which was in the doldrums in the 1990s. Steve Jobs and Jo<em></em>nathan Ive’s extraordinary iMac looked like nothing on Earth. PCs were bland, beige boxes. iMacs were hilariously bright and looked like giant sweets. PCs had floppy disks. iMacs didn’t – causing the kind of negative commentary it’d get used to in the coming decades as it was quick to dro<em></em>p technologies it felt were on their way out.The iMac was a mo<em></em>nster hit, although over time it became a little less fun: other than being an all-in-one computer, today’s iMacs have very little in common visually with their candy-coloured namesakes. But it’s entirely possible that if it weren’t for the fun iMacs, there might not even be an Apple today.
Slide 8 of 14: Apple didn’t invent the tablet computer: Microsoft was trying to get people interested in its Tablet PC nearly a decade before. What Apple did with the iPad was perfect it. Instead of trying to cram an entire PC into a tablet, which was Microsoft’s approach, Apple stuck with the same mobile OS as the iPhone. While some scoffed – how could anyone get anything sensible done on a glorified smartphone? – most of us saw the iPad for what it was: a superbly useful portable computer that’s ideal for everything from Netflix to number crunching. Today’s iPad Pros outperform many laptops and run desktop-class apps.
Slide 9 of 14: This isn’t just Apple’s greatest hit. It’s the most successful co<em></em>nsumer product of all time, and it’s sold so many units – 1 billion by the end of 2017 and a lot more since – that all of Apple’s senior management now live in solid gold houses with robot butlers made of diamonds. At least, that’s what we’ve heard. The iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone, but it was the first amazing one – largely due to its excellent touchscreen and touch-optimised operating system. Rivals such as BlackBerry couldn’t believe that it actually worked, and it turns out that they were partly right: when Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, he had multiple iPho<em></em>nes to disguise the fact that they kept crashing.
Slide 10 of 14: “No wireless. Less space than a Nomad. Lame.” Rob Malda’s dismissive quote a<em></em>bout Apple’s MP3 player has gone into history alo<em></em>ngside Decca’s refusal of The Beatles because “guitar music is on the way out.” But he had a point: on paper, the iPod was less capable than other MP3 players on the market, and at first it didn’t even work with Windows. What made the iPod special was the way it worked, the way it felt, and the way it integrated with iTunes to make music purchasing effortless. The iPod changed Apple on a fundamental level: the company called Apple Computer would soon find that computers would make up just a small part of its business.
Slide 11 of 14: Did someone say iTunes? iTunes began as a music management app and an easy way to rip music from CD to put it on your iPod, something record companies were furious a<em></em>bout at the time. But in 2003, at the height of o<em></em>nline music piracy, the iTunes got the iTunes Music Store for easy and affordable music downloading. Purchases were copy-protected to keep the record companies happy and Apple sold stacks of downloads. In the pre-streaming days it was one of the few legal music offerings that people were actually willing to pay for, and it would pave the way for app sales in the not too distant future. Just don<em></em>'t mention early versions of the Windows app...
Slide 12 of 14: We tend to focus on Apple’s hardware products at the expense of its software, but Mac OS X (as it was called then; today it’s macOS X) was revolutionary. It was a complete departure from previous Mac operating systems when it was launched in 2001, not just in terms of how it looked but in terms of how it was made. Mac OS X was built on top of the Unix operating system, and unlike Windows it didn’t try to offer every co<em></em>nceivable feature for every co<em></em>nceivable piece of hardware. That simplicity and UNIX’s solid security meant that Mac OS X was more stable and more secure than Windows: as Windows suffered from a co<em></em>nstant o<em></em>nslaught of malicious software and security vulnerabilities, Mac OS X just worked.
Slide 13 of 14: The MacBook Air was the first tiny Apple laptop since the 12-inch PowerBook G4, and it was a triumph of engineering. With hindsight the MacBook Air was perhaps a little too portable: for all its incredible thinness, which Steve Jobs hilariously demo<em></em>nstrated by pulling it out of an envelope, getting a laptop that thin involved compromises. Non-SSD models were slow, the battery wasn’t user-replaceable – heresy at the time – there weren’t a lot of ports and the price was on the high side. Nevertheless, it was a huge hit and Apple would go on to make equally co<em></em>ntroversial decisions as it slimmed down the rest of its laptop range.
幻灯片14:14:Mac是一个胜利。 它是第一台带有图形用户界面和鼠标的大众市场计算机,它专门设计用于普通人。 正如史蒂夫乔布斯在1984年告诉苹果工作人员的那样,它“非常棒”。 苹果曾试图用Lisa制作一台图形电脑,但它的价格不仅仅是汽车;  Macintosh更好,也便宜得多。 但苹果公司不会冒任何风险,并且它投入了巨额资金来宣传Mac的发布。 您可能还记得由Blade Runner和Alien导演Ridley Scott执导的着名的“1984”Superbowl视频。