Apple has reportedly stopped working on AirPower once again
Apple has reportedly stopped work on AirPower, the company’s multi-device wireless charger that never saw the light of day. According to insider Jon Prosser, all AirPower prototyping and testing has been removed from the calendar for 2021, and sources doubt it will ever recover. Apple had announced AirPower in 2017, but canceled it two years later for “not meeting Apple’s high standards.” However, Jon, Prosser, the same insider, had said earlier this year that the project had been revived.
Prosser He said on Twitter it seemed that once again, the Air power Was dead. This information comes a couple of weeks after Apple thrown out MagSafe, charging accessories for the new iPhone line. iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max They feature magnets on the back to help align compatible wireless chargers. MagSafe chargers meet the Qi standard and offer charging speeds of up to 15W. MagSafe appears to be Apple’s chosen alternative to AirPower, so the tech giant likely won’t bring back AirPower.
The insider had shared images of a supposed prototype earlier this year, saying that the main issue of the AirWatch prototype not being compatible with the Apple Watch had been resolved. However, these photos were reported be false.
Apple had announced in March 2019 that it was cancelled AirPower wireless charging base. “After much effort, we have concluded that AirPower will not meet our high standards and have canceled the project,” said Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, at the time.