AirPower, we hardly knew ye.
Two reports published over the weekend that cite in-the-know sources reveal that AirPower is sitting in the way back of Apple’s struggle bus. The problems are reportedly so extensive that the project may be scrapped altogether or at least totally re-imagined.
Apple unveiled its concept for AirPower at a 2017 product event. AirPower was to be a charging mat that powered your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch all at once. But since then, the lack of updates and its absence from events has been conspicuous. Mashable’s Jake Krol has some strong feelings about it.
According to Apple pundits John Gruber (of Daring Fireball) and Sonny Dickson, both software and hardware on AirPower have caused trouble. The multiple coil design is causing devices to overheat. There is also interference amongst the mat and the devices.
Mashable has reached out to Apple to learn whether AirPower really is dead in the water. But considering how tight-lipped the company has been on the AirPower project over the last year, we’re not holding our breath.