Is this cancelled Apple product about to make a surprise comeback?


In a rare moment of defeat for Apple, the company announced in 2019 that AirPower, its now infamous wireless charging pad (below), was officially cancelled. Unable to make the 3-in1 charging system work, the company decided to kill the project. But new patent filings suggest Apple hasn’t given up on it just yet.

The new filing, titled ‘Wireless power system with device movement detection’ (catchy), depicts a wireless charging mat that is able to continue charging devices even when they are moved around. It sounds like the on again/off again project is very much on again – could it be heading for our best wireless chargers roundup any time soon?

AirPower

Back from the dead? (Image credit: Getty Images)

As spotted by AppleInsider, the patent filing was granted on 29 June this year – and is the most recent hint yet that Apple is still hard at work trying to find a way to make AirPower, well, work.



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