Apple might resurrect its AirPower wireless charger

Yolanda Curtis
March 26, 2020

According to Prosser, "They're trying to re=engineer the coils to displace heat more effectively".

At that point, the AirPower just seemed to be a product that made total sense for Apple, as it allowed charging its flagship products, namely the iPhone, the Apple Watch, and the AirPods, all at the same time.

The rumours of AirPower's demise may have been at least slightly exaggerated, at least if recent leaks that have apparently come from inside Apple can be taken at face value. However, according to Jon Prosser from FrontPageTech, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is internally working on AirPower. "After much effort, we have concluded that AirPower will not meet our high standards and we have canceled the project", Riccio said at the time. Apple officially canceled its AirPower wireless charging mat nearly a year ago, but according reports, the company has resumed development of AirPower internally. Now, he follows up with the information that the project is back on and they're working on addressing issues that plagued the first product. Here Prosser partially confirmed these claims and stated that AirPower's charging coils were replaced so that heat management was successfully completed. Prosser also adds that they're "re-engineering from scratch" but that "their biggest hurdle right now" is ensuring that the new mat supports the Apple Watch. The mat would be able to charge three devices simultaneously with unique technology that would utilise multiple coils. Many Android smartwatches suffer from the same limitations.

Prosser isn't the only one to suggest that Apple is still working on a wireless charging mat.

When Apple cancelled AirPower about a year ago, the company said "We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch".

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