Remember back when Apple launched iPhone X in 2017 that the tech giant also said that a new wireless charging mat called AirPower is going to launch soon? Well, it looks like Apple has failed to deliver on that promise. Apple fans believed that since the AirPower didn’t arrive in 2017, then it’s surely going to hit the markets in 2018. This didn’t happen and Apple fans are left having to turn to third-party Apple accessory manufacturers instead.
AirPower Fails to Arrive in 2018
AirPower was promised to be the charging mat that Apple fans always dreamed about. AirPower was going to support multiple Apple devices at the same time, thus giving people a way to charge their iPhones and Apple Watches simultaneously.
Sadly, Apple didn’t want to launch the charging mat in 2018 and to make things even worse, Apple didn’t say why the launch of AirPower was postponed.
“We are going to be working with the Qi standards team to incorporate these benefits into the future of the standards to make wireless charging better for everyone. So look for the AirPower charger next year,” said Apple’s SVP Phil Schiller back in 2017.
According to an Apple insider, the reason why the AirPower has yet to arrive is because of technical challenges. Apple wants to deliver the best charging mat and in order to do that, Apple needs to create new technology and system that can wirelessly charge iOS and watchOS devices. This is proving more difficult than expected.
Will AirPower Launch in 2019?
Since AirPower didn’t arrive in 2017 or 2018, the question that remains is if the charging mat will launch in 2019? Unfortunately, we can’t know this for sure. However, we believe that Apple is going to launch AirPower during the next couple of months because there is a demand for it.