Apple scraps wireless charging device AirPower
Apple has cancelled plans to launch its wireless charging mat AirPower stating that it could not meet the company’s “high standards”.
The tech giant announced the device alongside the iPhone X back in 2017, promising to release it to market in 2018.
However, in a near unprecedented move for Apple, its production has been cancelled due to unspecified issues.
According to Bloomberg the device, which would charge Apple’s iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at once, struggled with numerous issues including its software and overheating.
It is also understood that the device faced issues with charging multiple devices when placed anywhere on its surface.
Earlier this month Apple acquired a trademark for the devices name, suggesting that its cancellation is very recent.
“After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have canceled the project,” Apple’s senior vice president of hardware Dan Riccio said.
“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.”