Apple has officially cancels the long-awaited and delayed AirPower wireless charging platform. The company introduced the product for the first time during the announcement of the iPhone X (revision) in 2017. They indicated that it would be available for purchase in 2018.
However, that did not happen, also there was no news about when the product would actually come to market. Now, after having difficulties in complying with its own high standards, Apple has set aside AirPower.
The hardware engineering SVP at Apple, Dan Riccio, said in a statement: “After much effort, we have come to the conclusion that AirPower will not meet our high standards and we have canceled the project.” We apologize to customers who were expecting this. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and we are committed to driving the wireless experience.”
The AirPower has been one of the most anticipated products of the Cupertino giant, as it had promised that users could load all their compatible devices, products on the loading mat, simultaneously.
In addition, with some software settings, users can also know the load levels of all devices through their iPhone. However, the product was too difficult and impossible to design.
According to people closely related to the matter, the AirPower contained several coils very close to each other. Due to its proximity, the energy management had to be carefully managed so as not to cause overheating and damage the products placed on the carpet.
Essentially, Air power would supposedly made-up to run with the Wireless Charge Case of the AirPods that was released recently. It was also planned to charge Apple Watch Series 3 and 4 models and all the iPhones that support Qi-base wireless charging.
In a way, it’s a good thing that Apple officially cancelled a product that would cause problems for customers. Interestingly, this is perhaps the first time the company has canceled a product that has been announced on stage.