Why did Apple cancel AirPower? The reasons

Shocking news befell Apple fans a few days ago.AirPower

On March 20, the manufacturer officially announced the cancellation of the launch of the AirPower charging mat.Let's figure out why this happened and what the reasons are.

AirPower will not exit

The AirPower charging mat was first announced in 2017 alongside the iPhone X.Then we were promised that the release of the accessory would take place in 2018.It's certainly a cool idea to use it to wirelessly charge multiple accessories and gadgets at the same time.The whole year of 2018 passed with a complete absence of any signs about the approaching release of AirPower.

The web was constantly rumored that withinThe production process has any difficulties with the launch of AirPower, but what exactly was wrong, no one knew. As a result, Apple has declared to the whole world:

“After a lot of effort, we came to the conclusion thatAirPower will not reach our high standards, and we canceled the project. We apologize to those customers who are looking forward to this launch. We still believe that the future is wireless and we are striving to advance the experience of wireless communication. ”

So now guess what went wrong… FactThe fact remains that further work on this accessory has been discontinued. This is because there are production and technical difficulties in implementing this idea. There is an assumption that there were problems with heat management, or excessive heating. They also noted interference and poor communication between devices, but it was assumed that several gadgets could be placed on the charger at once — iPhone, Apple Watch or AirPods. Due to the use of multiple charging coils, the device became too hot, and this turned out to be a technical problem that Apple was unable to solve.

It was assumed that AirPower will workwith the AirPods wireless charging case that was released last week. Due to the fact that Apple released a case for charging AirPods recently, there were suggestions about the imminent launch of AirPower.

Now canceling AirPower launch for us isshock, since for several months there were persistent hints that the product was still in development. AirPower's references were still included in the newly released AirPods charging case, and Apple recently received a trademark for the name AirPower. There were also rumors of a spring launch. This suggests that Apple worked on the AirPower problem for months before eventually ending the project.

Completion of the project, which has already been announced at the presentation, is an unprecedented event in the history of Apple.