If AirPower is something that you have been looking forward to purchase, it is very unfortunate that you will never be able to do that. Apple just cancelled this wireless charging product as it could not meet the goals set by the company since its announcement back in 2017.
The AirPower charging mat could probably have charged these Apple devices at the same time – the Apple Watch, iPhone and AirPods. Apple made a statement about the cancellation and said that they will no longer be working on AirPower and wanted fans to be optimistic about the future wireless products from the company.
Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering said:
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
AirPower, however, was the other kind of case. The project was apparently canceled so recently that boxes of the new AirPod cases even have pictures of AirPower on them and the new AirPod sets have mentions of AirPower.
This is a very, very rare public misstep for Apple. Never, throughout the discussion about when AirPower might be released, did the overall trend of the discussion lean toward “never.” That’s a testament to the ability of its hardware engineering teams to consistently execute features that seemed to be nearly impossible over the years. In this case, it appears that the engineering issues have proven, at least at this point, insurmountable.