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New AirPod Case May ‘Wirelessly Charge’ iPhones Too

The development would add to Apple's much-anticipated "AirPower wireless charging mat" that was unveiled last year

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Apple may roll out a new “charging case” for its AirPods that can “wirelessly charge” iPhones as well, the media reported.

“The product could be available as soon as the end of this year, however, the schedule is still subject to change,” Nikkei Asian Review reported, quoting an industry source familiar with the plan.

The development would add to Apple’s much-anticipated “AirPower wireless charging mat” that was unveiled last year.

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“Recent reports have suggested a September release of Apple’s ‘AirPower charging pad’ , which is around the time Apple typically announces its latest iPhone models each year,” Engadget reported recently.

The iPhone maker had previously mentioned that it would be working on a “wireless charging case” for “AirPods” that could also be topped up with the “AirPower pad”, though it gave no further details.

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“Apple did not respond to Nikkei Asian Review’s request for comment,” the report added.

Last year, the Cupertino-based company had said that the iPhone 8 range and later models would have wireless charging capabilities. (IANS)

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Apple Is Delaying the Feature of Group FaceTime for Video Calls

The feature was announced to take on similar services like Google Hangouts and the Microsoft-owned Skype

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Apple delays 'Group FaceTime' feature for video calls. Pixabay

Apple has delayed its “Group FaceTime” feature that will allow up to 32 people to simultaneously participate in video calls on iOS devices.

According to a report in 9to5Mac on Monday, “Group FaceTime” has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12 and will ship in a future software update later this fall”.

“Group FaceTime for iPhone, iPad, and Mac appears to be delayed and won’t be ready in time for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave launch in September,” the report added.

Apple described “Group FaceTime” feature in June during the company’s annual Worldwide Developers’ Conference in the US.

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iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive. Pixabay

“We’re very excited about the new communications features we’re bringing to iPhone and iPad with Memoji, a more personal form of Animoji, fun camera effects and Group FaceTime,” Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, said during the event.

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The feature was announced to take on similar services like Google Hangouts and the Microsoft-owned Skype.

iOS 12 is designed to make everyday tasks on iPhone and iPad faster and more responsive. (IANS)

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