In the context of the iPhone X unveiling Apple announced 2017 AirPower . The charging mat should be able to charge up to three devices at the same time wirelessly. After several delays, it is now clear: AirPower will not appear.
This comes from an email statement from Apple, reports TechCrunch. Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, said: “After much effort, we have come to the conclusion that AirPower will not meet our high standards and have canceled the project We still believe in a wireless future and want to continue driving the wireless experience. ”
Overheating responsible for cancellation?
From unspecified sources TechCrunch wants to have learned that Apple did not get the heat management under control: The loading mats tended to overheat. The decision for the cancellation has apparently only recently fallen, because on the packaging of the first delivered new AirPods , mentioned the company AirPower.
Since the announcement of the charging mat has now passed over a year. The AirPower cancellation is representative of Apple’s recent problems with meeting launch deadlines. Another example is the first generation of AirPods, which was only available after a certain start-up time.
The fact that Apple announced the cancellation of AirPower on Friday shows that the iPhone maker wants to keep the negative headlines within limits. Apple unveiled its upcoming video streaming service on a Monday – to generate as much public attention as possible.