After being delayed numerous times, Apple’s wireless charging pad, AirPower, has officially been cancelled.
AirPower was announced back in 2017, alongside the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X and would allow customers to wirelessly charge three devices at once.
In a statement to TechCrunch, Dan Riccio, Apple’s SVP of Hardware Engineering said this: “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.”
Apple most recently refreshed their AirPods including the option for a wireless charging case which would have been compatible with the AirPower alongside the iPhone and Apple Watch. References to the AirPower were also seen on the packaging for the 2nd Gen AirPods and it’s wireless charging case.
Apple even added to its wireless charging efforts by acquiring New Zealand-based PowerbyProxi in October 2017, mostly for the company’s 300 patents about wireless charging.
AirPower was originally set to launch in 2018 but that year came and went and the company was radio silent about the product.