Apple seemed like they were set to disrupt the wireless charging industry with the announcement of the AirPower back in 2017, but unfortunately after reports of various technical issues such as overheating and not being able to meet Apple’s standards and goals of what it should do, the company’s ultimately cancelled the product last year.
One of the main selling points of Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat is that it can charge multiple devices at once, such as the iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch. Unfortunately, the accessory has since been cancelled due to developmental issues, but it seems that Apple will offer up some third-party alternatives instead.
In what feels like an early April Fool’s joke, it seems that Apple has cancelled its upcoming AirPower wireless charging mat. Unfortunately, for those who were looking forward to it, it is no joke as the company has since officially confirmed that they have cancelled the production of the accessory.
According to the rumors, Apple’s long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat could be announced this week. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen as Apple has yet to formally announce or confirm anything, but if there is one thing we do know for sure, it is that the accessory has not been cancelled.
Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat was announced in 2017 alongside the iPhone X but it has yet to make its debut. There were times when it was even rumored that the accessory could have been shelved, but more recent rumors are claiming otherwise. In fact according to a report from DigiTimes, the AirPower accessory could actually be launching next week.
While Apple has yet to officially confirm when its AirPower wireless charging mat will launch, there have been signs and rumors that the device could be close to launching. In fact according to MacRumors, they have discovered that within Apple’s website’s source code, there is a reference to a new image of the AirPower (pictured above).
Apple announced its AirPower mat in September 2017. The company said at that time that the product would be released in 2018. We didn’t hear much about AirPower from Apple throughout the entire year. The lack of information led some to speculate whether Apple had quietly canceled the product. Recent reports have suggested that Apple may release the accessory soon and they’re backed up today by the Wall Street Journal.
Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat was initially announced in 2017 alongside the iPhone X, but to date the device has yet to be launched. We have also been hearing rumblings about a possible second-gen set of AirPods headphones, and the good news is that these devices could be set for a launch in the coming months.
Many are no doubt curious to the state of Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat. Has it been cancelled? Will it see the light of day? If recent rumors are to be believed, production of the AirPower has already begun which means that we should see it soon enough. If you’re looking for more proof, Apple actually referenced it by accident on its website.
The AirPower wireless charging accessory from Apple was originally announced in 2017, pegged for a 2018 release, but has since missed its mark. However it seems that 2019 could be the year it finally launches because according to a tweet by ChargerLab, it seems that production of the device is already underway by Luxshare Precision.
2018 has come and gone and Apple’s initial promise to release the AirPower in 2018 has obviously been broken. Like we said before, the company’s silence on the matter does not sound particularly encouraging, but for those who are still interested in the AirPower, there is some hope.
More often than not, whenever Apple announces a new product, it launches shortly after its announcement. There have been instances when an announcement is made, only to have the product launch much later. This was the case with the Mac Pro and iMac Pro which were announced early in the year but launched in the later part of the year.
Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat was announced in 2017 and was supposed to launch this year, but clearly that was not the case. There were some reports suggesting that the AirPower project was “doomed”, but as spotted by MacRumors, Apple has job listings in which the AirPower is still mentioned, suggesting that the project is still very much alive and well.
If Apple’s AirPower is something that you’ve been looking forward to, you might be interested to learn that Apple has not given up on the product yet. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, he claims that Apple has not given up on the AirPower and that the company is still hoping that they’ll be able to launch it by the end of the year.