Apple cancels the launch of ‘AirPower’ wireless chargers

Apple has cancelled the launch of 'AirPower,' a wireless charging mat. Pexels.

Apple Inc have cancelled the launch of ‘AirPower,’ their version of wireless chargers for multiple i-devices, citing difficulty in achieving the company’s high standards.

The AirPower charging mat was initially announced in September 2017 during the launch of iPhone X. Since then, the Apple users have waited for about 18 months now for a wireless charging mat. The tech giant had boasted of some specifications like the ability to charge three i-devices such as the iPhone, iWatch and Airpods (wireless earphones), all the same time. Apple announced that these would be shipped in mid-2018, during the launch of iPhone X.

The cancellation was unlikely of Apple which usually launches its products with pomp and show. Apple released the updated AirPods last week, heightening speculation that the accompanying charging mat would come soon. Apple that offered wireless charging option for its iPhone X in 2017, was expected to self-produce their wireless mats. However, Apple roped in Qi, an open industry standard already in use by Samsung and others.