One of the most anticipated wireless chargers never saw the light of day. Last year, Apple’s AirPower was widely rumored and leaked, but Apple ultimately decided to abandon it. However, it appears that the company has not abandoned its plans, as it is still investigating an AirPower-like wireless charger. Furthermore, the company may be investigating long-range wireless charging.
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Apple is still working on an AirPower-like wireless charging system and is looking into other options
According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, Apple is still working on an AirPower-like wireless charger. Furthermore, the company is looking into long-range true wireless charging technology. Because of its functionality – it was supposed to charge multiple devices at the same time – the AirPower was a huge hit. However, we never saw the product because Apple decided to scrap its plans due to development issues.
The AirPower was said to have failed because Apple engineers were unable to resolve multiple bugs with the device. There were also several interference issues as well as heating issues. Rather, Last year, Apple introduced MagSafe technology with the iPhone 12, which opened the door to a slew of new accessories for the device.
Since the cancellation of the AirPower, there have been several rumors that Apple is still working on a wireless charging mat that mimics the AirPower’s functionality. According to the new report, Apple is working on a wireless charging device.
But apart from that, Apple is also looking into true wireless charging technology. This means that you will be able to charge your device wirelessly from a distance. However, the launch could take years because the technology is not yet ready for the general public and there are some complications. Nonetheless, we will keep you informed of any big updates.