Apple's senior VP has announced that the company is unable to ship the product.
In a statement from Dan Riccio, Apple apologized to customers that had been waiting for the product to come out. The AirPower mat was originally announced in September 2017 alongside the iPhone X. Apple was silent on the project for a year and a half, and today confirmed that AirPower is cancelled.
The news comes as a serious disappointment to fans of the product which promised to do something that no other charging mat on the market can do; charge three different products simultaneously with free-form placement on the surface.
The internal structure of the product consisted of three layers of coils, something that no other company has attempted. And now we can see why.
Apple say it is committed to pushing the wireless experience forward but it’s not clear if it intends to try again with another inductive charging product of its own design in the future. In the Apple Store, the company stocks products like the Belkin Boost Up charger which features a vertical Apple Watch and iPhone charging pad on separate pedestals. Of course, nothing will be a real substitute for the promised AirPower vision with the news of cancellation.
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