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Zagg hopes to accomplish what Apple’s canceled AirPower couldn’t

Zagg plans to launch Mophie-branded wireless charger this year that will accomplish what Apple’s canceled AirPower product (pictured) wasn’t able to achieve, according to Bloomberg.

The AirPower was originally announced in September 2017 alongside the iPhone X. 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 that work on the device was being canceled as, in Apple’s words, “will not achieve our high standards.”

If Zagg can pull it off, the Mophie charger will will power iPhones and other mobile devices regardless of where they are placed on the charging mat. The mobile accessory maker is pitching the charging device to retailers at at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas and is gathering feedback, marketing executive Brad Bell told Bloomberg.

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.