If you happen to haven’t heard of the AirPower charging mat, it was a product that Apple introduced in 2017 together with the drastically redesigned iPhone X which might allow you to wirelessly cost AirPods, an Apple Watch, and the iPhone, wherever you positioned them on the mat. Apple ultimately introduced it was abandoning the challenge, reportedly resulting from issues with overlapping charger coils overheating.
Apple reveals off the AirPower charger throughout its September 2017 keynote
A while handed after the preliminary cancellation and new studies from dependable Apple leaker @JonProsser claimed that the AirPower charging mat had re-entered improvement and even managed to get the Apple Watch to cost (which was a reported situation inside the first spherical of improvement.
All AirPower prototyping / testing has been faraway from the schedule for 2021.
Sources doubt that it’ll ever be picked again up once more.
Looks as if as soon as once more, AirPower is useless.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 26, 2020
On Monday, the identical leaker refutes his personal studies stating that Apple has as soon as once more cancelled the AirPower mat. In accordance with Prosser’s sources, they doubt that Apple will ever get the AirPower into improvement once more. This may coincide with a shift in Apple’s just lately introduced MagSafe, which has created a brand new ecosystem for iPhones and equipment. MagSafe appears to be a lower-risk various to AirPower for Apple and moreover, different third-party OEMs have already invented an identical three-product wi-fi charging pad with out the overlapping coils.
The spirit of the AirPower mat unofficially lives on with the brand new 3-in-1 Wi-fi Charger with MagSafe made by Belkin. It has the magnetic mounts for the iPhone 12’s MagSafe with as much as 15W wi-fi charging speeds and helps AirPods and an Apple Watch, all concurrently. This Belkin charger retails for $150 within the US.
By way of Twtiter