In 2017, Apple announced the Qi-compatible AirPower Mat, a device that allows multiple devices to be charged simultaneously by simply placing them on the mat.
This product has been significantly delayed due to interference and overheating problems a full year passes without much of the product's availability. In fact, Apple's utter silence in the matter led to the assumption that it might have been completely lifted.
Today, however, a new rumor has sparked life into hoping for an AirPower Mat.
Hong Kong's ChargerLAB website tweeted this A credible source in the supply chain is that Luxshare Precision (the same manufacturer that builds Airpods and USB-C cables) has started production on the AirPower charging cushions.
MacRumors glanced at the tweet and used Google Translate to take the screenshot of WeChat Translate The tweet said that the conversation matches the information in the tweet.
ChargerLAB continued Tweet that another manufacturer, Pegatron, will begin production alongside Luxshare Precision on January 21st. A June report said Pegatron will also be involved in manufacturing, so these tweets will at least match what we've already heard.
Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in October that the AirPower Mat could be released in the first quarter of 2019.
That is, this is just a rumor that is being passed on to the Twitter vine for the time being.