After an entire year of delays, the Apple AirPower has officially been canceled. This inductive charging mat was first announced alongside the iPhone X in 2017 and touted as being capable of wirelessly charging an iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch simultaneously. “After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward,” said Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering. Read more for a video about the cancellation and additional information.
“The announcement was a rare move for Apple, known in the electronics industry for keeping tight wraps on product plans until it publicly launches them at splashy events in Silicon Valley. Apple released the updated AirPods last week, heightening speculation that the accompanying charging mat would come soon. Apple engineers had issues with devices overheating on the AirPower pad,” according to Reuters.