The Abominable Snowman of Apple products — AirPower — is resurfacing. But we’ll believe that the technological monster myth is real when we see it.
The Hong Kong website ChargerLAB reported, via a “credible source,” that AirPower wireless charging mats are already in production. Separately, an app developer mentioned he had heard that Apple overcame its ongoing production problems with AirPower. Taken together, these developments suggest the long-gestating tech might finally become a reality.
Breaking: AirPower is finally coming. We just learned from credible source in supply chain that the manufacture Luxshare Precision has already started producing Apple AirPower wireless charging pad. Luxshare Precision is also the maker of Apple AirPods and USB-C cables. pic.twitter.com/UqgWIAh3sx
— ChargerLAB (@chargerlab) January 12, 2019
We’ve heard this song and dance before, though.
AirPower was the wireless charging mat that Apple introduced in 2017. But since that initial tease, we’ve seen nada, zip, zilch of any actual materialization.
Since then, the mats have been conspicuously absent from Apple events, where they always go unmentioned. Reports circulated that the production was struggling with overheating and interference problems. Some even reported that the project had been canceled altogether.
Mashable senior tech correspondent Raymond Wong is similarly skeptical.
I’ll believe it when big foot shows up
— Raymond Wong📱💾📼 (@raywongy) January 12, 2019
So where are we with AirPower? Canceled, or coming soon?
With the amount of rumors swirling around this product launch, it’s simply too soon to say. Until we see an actual announcement from Apple itself, we’ll assume AirPower is where it has been for months: nowhere.