We looked at the release date of Apple AirPower every day, but that is no longer necessary, because Apple has officially canceled the project completely.
AirPower, the wireless charging mat that Apple unveiled a year and a half ago, first came to the iPhone X launch. That was September 12, 2017 or 563 days ago.
It promised Qi to charge three devices simultaneously wherever you put them on the mat. So you can easily drop your iPhone XS Max, AirPods 2019 and Apple Watch 4 onto the mat and drink them without having to connect cables. Easy, right?
Well, in the last 18 months we have not had an official AirPower status update and we have never been able to get our practical time with the ambitious mat. However, we have seen a few rumors that the company had problems with quality control.
Problems, teasing and termination
Overheating reports caused problems, while other companies, such as Belkin and Samsung, announced wireless Qi chargers that could charge two devices at the same time.
The Samsung duo charger came close to giving us what we wanted from AirPower, but it couldn't wirelessly charge three devices at the same time – it could only charge two at a time and, crucially, it didn't support charging for one Apple Watch.
Apple teased the loading mat & apos; s exist a few times. It has updated the official image on its site, casually called & apos; AirPower & apos; in the iPhone XS directions and, most recently, a diagram pasted on the AirPods 2019 box. That's the last one we heard from AirPower.
Today, Apple spoke about his long-delayed AirPower in an email statement sent to TechRadar and other media, and it didn't have good news for fans.
"After a great deal of effort we have determined that AirPower will not meet our high standards and we have canceled the project," said Dan Riccio, Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering at Apple.
"We apologize to the customers looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and that we are committed to advancing the wireless experience."
AirPower was ambitious, but at a time when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 panicked the world, overheated problems caused a worse PR. You can still charge your new iPhone and AirPods wirelessly. It has just won through an Apple product … at least for the time being.
Updating: This story has been updated with an official Dan Riccio quote from Apple.