Apple has announced that it is unable to ship the AirPower charging mat and have cancelled the project. It’s been well over a year since Apple first announced AirPower.
Apple senior VP of hardware Dan Riccio confirms that the company had cancelled the AirPower project. His full 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.
It isn’t presently clear what specific part of the AirPower was causing problems. The AirPower mat was more than a trio of charging coils, and appeared to utilize a series of cooperative flux generators to charge a device after locating it on the pad in software, which likely led to complications in design and manufacture.