Rumors

It’s alive! (?) The abandoned AirPower project may still live on

The original project was abandoned in 2018

With the Apple Car project canceled, I’d love to see Apple revisit some abandoned products from the past and consider reviving them. One of them is the AirPower.

Apple is working on a wireless charger that sounds very similar to the abandoned AirPower, according to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman. He says it could simultaneously charge multiple devices such as an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

The AirPower (pictured) was originally announced in September 2017. It was supposed to be able to charge a Qi-compatible iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a pair of AirPods (in a special wireless charging case) at the same time regardless of where they were placed on the pad. However, there was constant rumors of production, engineering, and manufacturing difficulties. Seems those rumors were right, as Apple announced in March 2018 that work on the device was being canceled as, in Apple’s words, “will not achieve our high standards. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.