Friends who are familiar with Apple products should not forget the “dead-born” AirPower. Apple spent a lot of time and energy back then, and even made a sample of a wireless charging device, but it was not released for various reasons. And the project was terminated. It has been 2 years since AirPower made its debut in 2017.
However, although AirPower has terminated its research and development, Apple apparently has not given up the idea of wireless charging equipment. According to foreign media reports, Apple is now developing a wireless charging device for the iPhone, which may only charge one device at a time. The related news was originally mentioned by Bloomberg in a report introducing a wireless charging start-up company, indicating that Apple will launch a wireless charger within the year.
In addition, the well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also made a prediction in January this year, saying that Apple will launch a “small” wireless charger in mid-2020. In fact, considering the rapid development and popularization of wireless chargers in the past two years, it is considered slower for Apple to launch its own wireless charger at this time, and compared to the 40W and 50W wireless charging of manufacturers such as OPPO and Xiaomi. Apple’s wireless charging technology progress is also slightly slow.
In addition, there are reports that some of Apple’s engineers are restarting the AirPower project and will adopt a new technology to design AirPower. However, there is no news yet, and it is estimated that it will not happen until 2021 at the earliest. progress.