Last year when the 2017 iPhones were announced, Apple revealed that they would support wireless charging and unsurprisingly revealed its own wireless charging accessory in the AirPower charging mat. This would allow users to charge their iPhones, Apple Watches, and even the AirPods (with a compatible case) at once.
However the accessory was delayed and was actually expected to be announced at Apple’s iPhone event earlier today, but oddly enough that did not happen. In fact Apple made zero mention of wireless charging during its presentation, and now it has been noted that Apple has also removed all references of AirPower from its website.
This obviously does not look good as many are now wondering if perhaps the product might have been cancelled. According to ZDNet, they claim to have spoken to a number of sources in the accessories and charging business, many of whom claim that Apple’s plans for the AirPower might have been too ambitious when they tried to develop an all-in-one charging solution.
There were earlier reports suggesting that Apple had run into technical issues as early prototypes were found to be overheating, and presumably its absence from the iPhone event and subsequent removal from Apple’s website suggests that perhaps it still isn’t quite ready yet. No word on when it will arrive, if at all, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled.