AirPower, an Apple-designed wireless charging mat
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It was based on the Qi standard, and was designed to charge multiple devices simultaneously, which is not currently a supported feature of the Qi standard. Apple claimed it was working towards incorporating this ability into the Qi-standard.
On September 12, 2018, immediately after Apple's 'Gather Round' media event, Apple removed almost all mentions of the AirPower from its website. There were reportedly several development issues, such as heat management, inter-device communication and speed, and mechanical and interference issues, which led to the device's development being cancelled internally. However, it has been suggested that Apple may release a less complex wireless charger offering similar capabilities in the future, possibly under the same name.
- 2017 iPhones (8, 8 Plus, and X) and newer
- Apple Watch Series 3 and newer
- AirPods Wireless Charging Case (also cancelled)
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