AirPower it the accursed apple accessory. Seen during the presentation of the iPh one X in 2017, it was unheard of almost two years later. Apple canceled AirPower for “not meeting its quality standards” as expected.
Now and according to Mark Gurman in his weekly newsletter, the journalist gives wings to a wireless multiple charger from the Apple brand. But it goes further, because it ensures that the company is working on a future in which devices load each other.
AirPower returns, reverse charge returns
I really think Apple is still working on some sort of multi-device charger with the intention of releasing it at some point. There’s a reason I was planning to launch the device in 2017. I also think Apple is working on wireless charging for short and long distance devices and envisions a future where the most important devices charge each other. others. Imagine an iPad charging an iPhone, then this iPhone charging AirPods or an Apple Watch.
Multi-device charging was already planned on the original AirPower. In it, the user can place up to three devices on top to charge, without having to place them in specific places. Two-way charging was also considered for years, where the iPhone could charge other devices.
All these rumors never materialized. In fact, in April of last year it was assured that we would see an AirPower with an A11 chip and then it was canceled shortly after. Waiting for the AirPower is, of course, a roller coaster ride.
AirPower made sense in 2017, now things have changed
When Apple introduced AirPower alongside the first wireless-charging iPhones, the world was different. Apple users have never had a device with this load in their hands. Thus a new and succulent market was inaugurated. Why miss the opportunity?
Four years later, the world has changed. There aren’t too many people anymore solo
Even the iPhone has changed. We have MagSafe. What impact will this have on a hypothetical re-released AirPower? that would not be enough leaving it anywhere instead, it should be attached to specific locations.
And with all the time that has passed, other new devices are entering the equation: Apple glasses. Among its specifications, we know that it will have wireless charging. If these Apple glasses come out in 2022, it would be very strange if they weren’t compatible with a new AirPower. In short, AirPower or whatever it will eventually be called, will be something else. And we hope it hits the shelves in stores.