What you need to know
- Apple is reportedly is working on AirPower.
- Bloomberg says the company is developing a "less ambitious" version of the wireless charger.
- The news comes as Aira and Nomad launched their AirPower alternative.
AirPower continues to live on despite all of the odds.
Reported by Bloomberg, Apple has not given up on at least some version of AirPower, despite having canceled the project back in 2019. Included in a report about a rivaling technology developed by Aira and Nomad, the Base Station Pro, Bloomberg mentioned that Apple is still developing a "less ambitious" version of AirPower.
According to the report, Aira's technology is currently unable to charge an Apple Watch or display the charging status off other Apple devices on the lock screen of the iPhone, two features that were promised with Apple's AirPower.
The technology from Aira also has issues with slowing down or pausing charging due to issues with understanding what is on the mat. This was also an issue with AirPower, however.
If Apple is able to bring back AirPower it would definitely be able to offer more features than technologies like Aira's, but that all depends on if the company figures out how to get past the roadblocks that stopped it beforehand.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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