A video on Twitter allegedly shows Apple’s AirPower charger.
Some time ago, there was a wireless charging device known as AirPower — the Cupertino company’s first attempt at a wireless charging device, letting owners of compatible devices simply place their device(s) on the wireless charger to top them up. However, it wasn’t meant to be.
Apple eventually had to cancel the device before it arrived. Apple would later launch something similar, albeit much smaller in scale, but that hasn’t stopped folks from wanting AirPower to still become a reality.
Now, according to a new report from MacRumors, a video on Twitter allegedly depicts a working AirPower prototype from Giulio Zompetti, a noted collector of unique Apple hardware.
— Giulio Zompetti (@1nsane_dev) August 5, 2021
While the device itself is certainly a little rough around the edges, it’s functional. The video shows a unique animation on the iPhone itself when it’s paired with the wireless charger. However, it doesn’t appear to be charging the iPhone since the battery icon is still black in the menu bar.
Apple originally planned to launch AirPower way back in 2018. Since then, there have been some grumblings that Apple could revitalize AirPower and it may arrive at some point in the future, but for now we’ll just have to live with this video of a working prototype.