Apple Kills AirPower Wireless Charging Mat Project; May Not Have Been Able to Conquer Overheating Problem

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Apple senior VP of hardware Dan Riccio confirms that the company has cancelled the AirPower project, writing in a statement …

“After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward.”

some expected AirPower to hit the shelves in March or April 2019, but will have to charge products wirelessly with a third-party wireless charger.

As expected, Apple did not release an official notice about why AirPower failed, but Apple blogger John Gruber said in September 2018 that he learned that AirPower was running “way too hot” because of a multi-coil design in the product. Gruber’s claimed sources said engineers at Apple believed it would “never work.”

Apple announced AirPower, a wireless charging mat that would power up an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods (with a wireless case) simultaneously over one year ago with a promise date of sometime in 2018.


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