Rumor Claims ‘AirPower Isn’t Dead’ After Ming-Chi Kuo Says Apple Working on ‘Smaller Wireless Charging Mat’
Nearly a 12 months after canceling its AirPower wi-fi charging mat, Apple has resumed improvement of the challenge, in keeping with YouTuber and leaker Jon Prosser. However, there is no such thing as a assure that the accent will ever be launched.
Prosser claims that Apple engineers try to revamp the mat’s charging coils to displace warmth extra successfully, including that prototyping is underway. Apple solely stated that the AirPower failed to attain its excessive requirements, however rumors urged that the mat skilled points with warmth administration and interference.
AirPower would have been capable of cost an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods case concurrently, no matter every machine’s place on the mat. The battery share of every machine would have proven up on the iPhone’s lock display screen whereas charging.
AirPower isn’t lifeless 👀
The challenge is again on, internally. No assure that they’ll finalize and launch it, however they haven’t given up but they usually’re making an attempt to re-engineer the coils to displace warmth extra successfully. Prototyping is underway.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 22, 2020
Apple first previewed the AirPower in September 2017 at Steve Jobs Theater, shortly after introducing the iPhone X, and stated that it will be launched by the tip of 2018. Apple did not ship on that promise and in the end canceled the mat in March 2019. At the time, Apple stated it remained “committed to push the wireless experience forward.”
Prosser has shared correct Google leaks up to now, however he has solely just lately pushed extra into Apple rumors, so his observe document is proscribed on that entrance.
A couple of months in the past, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasted that one in every of Apple’s main new merchandise within the first half of 2020 would come with a “smaller wi-fi charging mat,” however he didn’t present any additional particulars and that timeframe might have modified as a result of ongoing pandemic. It is unclear if the mat would have AirPower branding.