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Apple AirPower Wireless charging pad reportedly 'doomed to failure': Here's what has happened

Apple AirPower wireless charging pad is said to produce 'far too much heat'.

  • Updated: September 19, 2018 7:38 PM IST
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Apple’s had unveiled its AirPower wireless charging pad during the iPhone8, iPhone X launch last year in 2017, and it promised to launch the device in 2018. But so far, there are no signs of Airpower’s release, also Apple is shying away to comment anything on the development.

Now according to a new report AirPower wireless charging pad ‘may not be viable at all’. Folks at Sonnydickson have claimed to source some ‘exclusive information’ on Apple’s AirPower wireless charging project. The report notes that the AirPower project “may be doomed to failure.”

Apple is reportedly facing many issues with AirPower wireless charging pad, as claimed to be verified by multiple internal sources at Apple.

Currently the Apple AirPower wireless charging pad is said to produce ‘far too much heat’, which is a big setback for Apple as it will affect performance of the device eventually. Secondly, Apple engineers are reportedly facing issues with “inter-device communication, as well as charging activation and issues with charging speed, and overall accuracy of charge levels.”

The issue is said to be in both hardware and software communication between AirPower and the devices placed on it. Apple is finding it difficult to monitors the charge level of all devices placed on AirPower pad. The report notes communication issue with Apple Watch and Airpod to iPhone especially.

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Apart from these, there are mechanical and interference issues. Apple is finding it difficult to build or refine mechanism being used for multi-device charging as it is broken into three identical charging groups for iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods.

Anyway, Apple has now already removed almost every mention of AirPower wireless charging pad from its website. The report suggests Apple might cancel the project and will instead introduce a similar device before the end of 2018. Furthermore, Apple is likely to apply AirPower concept and trademark to an all new products, but these are “not likely to occur before Spring”.

  • Published Date: September 19, 2018 6:42 PM IST
  • Updated Date: September 19, 2018 7:38 PM IST