Why Can’t Apple Figure Out Wireless Charging? – ProClip Roundup Recap

September 21, 2018 •

ProClip Roundup Recap: Season 3 Episode 2

We’re back with another ProClip Roundup! It’s the weekly news show bringing you the latest mobile and car tech news that actually matters. Here are the stories that we’re talking about this week.

Where is the Apple AirPower?

It has now been more than a year since Apple unveiled their wireless charging AirPower mat alongside the original iPhone X. After the recent keynote made no mention of AirPower, a report has come out detailing the alleged problems of the device, including a major heat management issue. With records of the device being scrubbed from the Apple website, it appears that the AirPower mat is being swept under the rug.

Tesla Pulls the Plug on Free Supercharging

Back in the day, buying a Tesla included the perk of free charging at Tesla Supercharging stations for the life of the vehicle. The program has been made gradually smaller, first moving to a referral-only program, until now, where you will receive just $100 in credits with a referral from a friend.

To the Moon!

Elon Musk has announced the very first private passenger to the moon via SpaceX. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has been selected and will be accompanied by a team of artists on SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket as early as 2023. This isn’t the first time that SpaceX has promised flying people around the moon, so we will have to wait and see if this one actually plays out.

Autonomous Grocery Delivery Vehicles are Coming!

If you live in Oklahoma City, you could have your groceries delivered to you from an autonomous vehicle as soon as next year! A company called Udelv has been operating in the San Francisco area since January and is looking to expand. The vehicles are expected to arrive in Oklahoma City in early 2019. The fleet will be manned by safety drivers until they receive approval for driverless operation.

That’s all we have for this week’s ProClip Roundup! Be sure to subscribe and follow along to stay up to date with the news that matters. Check out our unboxing of the brand new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and keep an eye out for our in-depth look at these phones.