Apple has engineers working on its infamous AirPower charging mat, according to a rumor shared by YouTuber Jon Prosser who claims teams are now at the prototyping stage of an updated version of the wireless charger. However, he doesn't seem to guarantee that the company will finalize and release the accessory. Apple has stated in the explanations about AirPower that this product will be released as of the end of 2018, but Apple could not keep its promise. He gives his sources a 5 out of 5 toilet paper rolls rating, which suggests that the information he has got hold of is 100 per cent accurate.
AirPower reportedly had overheating issues as Apple tried to build something that would safely charge multiple devices at a time when placed anywhere on a mat.More news: Joe Biden Cool To Idea Of Another Debate With Bernie Sanders
The Apple Watch and other smartwatches present a unique challenge for Qi-enabled charging pads, as they require significantly closer placement of the coils due to their smaller size. Not only that, but users could also see the battery status of their devices on their iPhone's display.
One of the things that was so unusual when Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering, Dan Riccio, confirmed a year ago that the AirPower project was officially rejected was that, although product delays are somewhat common for the iPhone maker, it is rare to see Apple announce and then scrap a product entirely.More news: Who would get what and when from the $2 trillion stimulus package
An iPhone 12 escape has explained that we may observe a delay to launch and the show of their phone.
In March 2019, Apple confirmed that it would not release the AirPower, citing difficulties in bringing the company's high standards to the product. However, Apple did not launch it by the scheduled time, remaining mum about the product as if it never happened.More news: Valve announces Half-Life: Alyx will launch on March 23
The rumours of AirPower's demise may have been at least slightly exaggerated, at least if recent leaks that have apparently come from inside Apple can be taken at face value.