Apple cancels the long-troubled AirPower wireless charging mat

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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.

Despite mention of the AirPower printed on the side of the new 2019 AirPods box Apple have officially (and [email protected]#king finally) announced the AirPower will not be released.

In what is a strange move for Apple the AirPower mat was announced at an Apple event before its development had been completed. Now two years on its more evident than ever the product never really got over the hurdle of safely incorporating three different charging methods into one device.

Apple now say they’re fully committed to the more well-adopted and standards based wireless charging methods such as Qi, which is used on the iPhone X & new AirPods case. We can only hope that next year’s Apple Watch also adopts the same method and does away with the need for any bespoke Apple charging products.