After officially getting canceled last year, Apple’s wireless charging mat AirPower is within the news hinting at a possible resurrection. consistent with Jon Prosser from the Front Page Tech YouTube channel, Apple has internally restarted the project.
Going by a recent tweet from the tipster, Apple is “trying to re-engineer the coils to displace heat more effectively”. He also mentions that there’s no guarantee if Apple would release it.
As you would possibly remember, Apple had to cancel AirPower because the gadget couldn’t achieve its standards in terms of device positioning and warmth dissipation. Apple claimed its wireless charging mat would allow users to put devices anywhere within the mat to charge whereas results were unsatisfactory in internal testing.
A follow-up tweet from Prosser claims that the present prototypes of AirPower don’t support Apple Watch, which he says, is that the biggest hurdle of Apple’s engineering team responsible for AirPower.
As MacRumors points out, popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo hinted at a “smaller wireless charging mat” set for the primary half 2020 in January. there’s an opportunity that both Prosser and Kuo might be talking about an equivalent product.
In case you didn’t know, Prosser gave us the primary check out Google Pixel 5 last month and his tweets regarding Apple are fairly accurate lately, especially the launch of the latest Apple products.
With that said, since we can’t verify the credibility of the knowledge as of now, we might recommend you’re taking this piece of data with a grain of salt and await Apple’s official announcement (if it happens someday within the future).