Apple is still working on a new version of AirPower
The rumor: Years after Apple publicly canceled their AirPower wireless charging mat, a successor is still being worked on, according to Mark Gurman (88.7% accurate, via Bloomberg).
- “The Cupertino company is still exploring a future wireless charger that works similarly to its failed AirPower, a charging mat designed to simultaneously power up an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods, the people said.”
- In addition to a new inductive wirelsss charing product, Apple is also exploring longer-range charging solutions…but Gurman notes that technology is still “likely several years away”
Our take: I can’t believe that we’re still referencing AirPower more than two years after it was canned. That being said, I’d love to see the original vision come back to life at some point. It’s just that with the introduction of MagSafe, a place-anwhere-and-it-charges solution doesn’t make as much sense now.