AirPower was Apple accessory first teased at the iPhone X/8 launch event in September 2017. It’s was a wireless (Qi-based) charging pad that was suppose to simultaneously charge an iPhone X, XR, XS, and XS Max, an Apple Watch and the second generation AirPods.
When the second generation AirPods were released in March 2019, the box mentioned AirPower compatibility, and also included a 2018 copyright. Indications are that these AirPods were ready last year, but the release was delayed in order to finish up the charging mat.
On March 29th, 2019, Apple officially canceled the AirPower charging mat.
There’s a wide range of third-party wireless charging pads on the market, including some which appear similar, but these cheat by having (or requiring you to add) a separate Apple Watch charger in a specific location on the pad. It will allow devices to be charged anywhere on the pad.
- Apple teases upcoming AirPower accessory for wirelessly charging AirPods, iPhone, and Watch
- Hidden AirPower image with iPhone XS and new AirPods discovered on Apple site
- AirPower makes another appearance, this time on AirPods Wireless Charging Case packaging
- Apple AirPower mat cancelled, Apple says unable to meet its own standards of quality