In an emailed statement, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, Dan Riccio, has confirmed that Apple has cancelled the AirPower product completely, citing difficulty meeting the company’s high standards for hardware, TechCrunch is reporting.
Below is the official statement by Riccio:
“After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward.”
The iPhone maker has announced the cancellation after delaying the product for well over a year since its first unveiling back in September 2017, despite the fact that recent leaks and reports, including a possible image of the AirPower on the retail box of Apple’s Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, had suggested an imminent release.
The wireless charging AirPower mat was supposed to be able to charge three Apple devices, including your iPhone, Apple Watch and the new Wireless Charging Case for AirPods, simultaneously.
What are your thoughts now that Apple has officially canceled the product for good?