AirPower : the charging pad wireless Apple abandoned.


Has this new iPhone is compatible with the wireless charging, and still today, to recharge your iOS you need to use a charger that is Qi-third.

Since 2017, we expected that Apple is releasing (finally) his own charging pad with AirPower.

We know, now, that he will do anything, because the firm at the Apple has officially announced that it will drop the Airpower.

Dan Riccio, the senior vice president of the material engineering of Apple said that after a lot of effort, AirPower will not wait for the standards set and that it was better to cancel the project, reports TechCrunch.

In this article, we assess the reasons why AirPower has been delayed and why it was cancelled.

If you are interested in alternatives to AirPower, please do not hesitate to consult our buying guide to chargers wireless.

AirPower : project cancelled.

As for the first Apple Watch and the new Mac pro, the launch of the AirPower had to wait since it was announced in 2017 alongside the iPhone X. But, the beginning of march 2018, there was still no release date confirmed.

After more than a year, Apple has officially decided to cancel the project AirPower.

Which is a shame because it could have been used to charge not only the iPhone, but also the housing of the charging of the new AirPods (released in march 2019).

Why AirPower has been cancelled ?.

When, in 2017, Apple had announced the AirPower, on some marketing materials, we could read in small print that the AirPower was going to be available “beginning in 2018”.

However, in the event Apple march 27, 2018, and even at the end of 2018, nothing had been announced.

Moreover, neither during the WWDC 2018 4 June or 12 September 2018. This has been a series of disappointments.

According to sources AppleToolBox dating back to April 2018, Apple had delayed the release of the AirPower due to production difficulties and concerns regarding the support of the AirPods.

Nevertheless, it had been said that the biggest problem Apple was the Apple Watch because of his roach back.

It has always included the load of Qi, but the changes to the Series 3 made it incompatible with most of the chargers on non-Apple.

This design means that the chargers third parties are not able to create the necessary connection for charging. The problem would have been the same with the AirPower and the Apple Watch 3.

The other difficulty that had been reported by AppleToolBox was that the load of the AirPods would involve an additional purchase.

There have been disagreements within Apple as to whether the users would buy the box, charge the headphones as well as AirPower.

Also, if one refers to a report from Bloomberg (June 2018), AirPower had been delayed because the engineering team had faced a number of challenges, such as ensuring that the charger does not heat up.

The other issue raised in this report relate to the location of the sensors. In fact,the AirPower would have been the first wireless charger to charge three devices at once, regardless of their location on the base, that complicated so its design..

This placement random meant that the charging pad would need more load sensors (not just multiple versions of the same sensor). In effect, each type of device needs charging components of different sizes.

It could be suggested that Apple was wrong to announce it so early AirPower, but in this area it is necessary to obtain the authorization of the FCC (federal communications Commission), the company had, therefore, decided to reveal soon enough its projects.

However, a post appeared on Reddit claimed that AirPower had not been approved by the FCC.

Design of AirPower.

For the design of the AirPower, the latter was not going to be so different from the plethora of chargers, wireless is already available.

Obviously, it would have been wider than the average since it was for the purpose of charging multiple devices simultaneously.

Features of the AirPower.

So, what is it that would make AirPower more effective than other wireless charger on the market ?

Apple had said that its carpets will recharge our devices in a very efficient manner. The AirPower would have been able to determine the amount of energy needed to iOS placed on it.

It would therefore have been able to “communicate” this information to other devices, which would have been shared between them.

In addition, the rate of charging of all devices placed on the AirPower would have been displayed on the iPhone, if it was also placed on it, a function that does not exist among the competitors.