That of AirPower is a never-ending and troubled story: announced almost three years ago, back in September 2017, the universal charging mat (i.e. compatible with all apple products) that Apple had studied in the end never saw the light , and the project was officially canceled in March 2019. A choice that does not seem definitive: in Cupertino, according to the latest rumors, they would in fact return to work on the idea, determined to make it work.
Today, surprisingly, some images have appeared on the net depicting the teardown of what would be an AirPower prototype. The photos were posted on Twitter by a leaker, Mr-white, which in the past had already distinguished itself on the Apple front: in this case it is screens taken from a video that appeared on the net. While the material seems credible, we must always keep the benefit of the doubt. Having said that, let's see what the AirPower was like (maybe) which was not.
The interior, as can be seen, consisted of several wireless charging coils and a printed circuit board that would be the "brain" of the device. AirPower's goal, as mentioned, was to provide a charging pad compatible with iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time, and without any particular position constraints. In full Apple style, it would have been enough to place your devices on the mat, and AirPower would have taken care of the rest.
We know that things did not go this way: apparently Apple's vision was too ambitious, and the technology still immature to support such a flexible system, in particular as regards the problematic heat dissipation (made more difficult to a scenario that sees, for example, three different devices charging at the same time).