We have seen several sources indicate that AirPower and AirPods wireless charging will launch within the next few months. Weinbach reaffirms these claims with some additional specific details.
It is expected that chargng case of the AirPods in the wireless charging case will be ‘very fast’, going from zero to 100% charge in about fifteen minutes. Apple’s current AirPods tout 3 hours of use with a fifteen minute charge, so going from nothing to 100% in the same timeframe would represent a significant speed upgrade.
Which means charging case is apparently getting thicker and heavier. We expect this to be a relatively marginal variation in size, but still noticeable. It will also supposedly be slightly longer in one dimension.