It’s confirmed, Apple cancelled launching of the its much-anticipated wireless charging mat. The company announced on Friday its AirPower product has been abruptly canceled.
Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior VP of hardware engineering, said in a statement, “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.
The company first announced the product when it launched the iPhone X in September 2017. It was expected to debut in 2018. AirPower promised to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time.
For present Apple iPhone users may have to rely on third-party wireless charging stations to refuel their devices. Most wireless chargers already on the market work with the iPhone.
Last week, Apple announced a new version of its popular wireless earbuds, AirPods. On the box, Apple said the earbuds work with the AirPower mat.