AirPower, the universal wireless charging mat announced by Apple in 2017 and then canceled last year, has recently returned to the center of rumors. In Cupertino, in fact, it seems that they have not completely put the idea aside, and are testing new solutions to make it work. The indiscretion that today comes from Bloomberg, however, in a certain sense it confirms and disproves this version of events at the same time.
Apple is still working on a wireless charging mat, but it seems that the project has been scaled down. Until now the rumors spoke of possible solutions to those problems, especially heat dissipation, which had prevented the product from materializing. In fact, AirPower should have been able to recharge several products of the bitten apple at the same time. Just a few days ago we saw how it was done inside thanks to the (probably authentic) images of a prototype that have sprung up on the net.
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In short, the solution would be the most trivial one: give up the original idea, because it is currently too complex to develop, and in the meantime bring a simple Apple wireless mat to the market. But, again as Bloomberg reported, an Arizona-based startup Aira Inc. may have succeeded where Apple failed. The small company declares that its FreePower, which is compatible not only with Apple devices but also with other manufacturers (such as Google and Samsung), is capable of keeping the promises of AirPower. Or almost: because the Apple Watch, the most problematic device to manage for AirPower, will not be compatible.
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