Apple axed the AirPower challenge closing 12 months after it did not design a enough thermal control device. AirPower did not meed Apple’s same old, and thus the challenge was once canceled. Leaker Mr-white has posted footage of canceled AirPower mat on Twitter.
Mr-White claims that the wireless charger in the image is that of canceled AirPower. As you can see, the image shows off innards of an oval-shaped wireless charging mat. A series of wireless charging cells alongside charging circuitry is also visible in the images. We are not sure whether the photos are genuine. The pictures are sourced from a Chinese site, that also has a video of the device in question.
The rumor mill suggests that Apple is once again working on AirPower, which is a fair assumption considering how far wireless charging tech has come in the recent past. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple is working on a wireless charging mat that will debut in 2020. In all likelihood, the wireless charging mat might be named differently.
Apple leaker Jon Presser shared pictures of alleged AirPower prototype codenamed “C68.” Soon enough, the leak turned out to be fake and was a picture of the wireless charger and not Apple’s AirPower. Yet another rumor claimed Apple might be using A11 chipset to manage heat in the AirPower prototype.