Second Apple patent involves an AirPods wireless charging case

Apple has been granted a second patent (number 20170347182) for the upcoming AirPod case that will work with its AirPod charging system, due in early 2018.

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It's rumored that Apple will sell the new AirPod case separately for $69 by the end of 2017. The AirPower is an Apple-designed wireless charging accessory coming in 2018, which offers a generous active charging area that will allow iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X customers to simultaneously charge up to three devices, including Apple Watch Series 3 and the new (optional) wireless charging case for AirPods. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to cost about $200.

The patent involves a case for a portable listening device (AirPods) that includes a rechargeable battery and a first and a second charging system. The first charging system is configured to charge the portable listening device and the second charging system is configured to wirelessly charge a portable electronic device positioned outside of the case adjacent to an exterior charging surface