In March 2019, we reported that Apple announced the cancellation of the AirPower wireless charging board project announced in 2017. This wireless charging board is different from the existing wireless charging boards on the market. Each device is wirelessly charged, and it does not require the user to be placed in a specific location to charge. The user only needs to release it to wirelessly charge the device.
At the time, there were rumors that Apple chose to cancel this project because it could not solve the problem of AirPower overheating. In order to charge multiple devices at the same time, AirPower needs to have three different sizes of coils at the same time. The problem of AirPower overheating, some people may think that it is not enough to add a fan to AirPower? But Apple believes that AirPower should not have a fan, so this problem cannot be solved naturally.
In March of this year, we tracked and reported the news of Apple’s resurrection of the AirPower wireless charging board project, but due to the current overheating problem when charging the Apple Watch with the current AirPower wireless charging board prototype, Apple will completely Redesign AirPower.
Well, you guys wanted a better picture of “C68”… 😏
Remember how I said that the main problem was that current prototypes didn’t support Apple Watch?
They got the Watch working… 👀 pic.twitter.com/LvBeNAAtt3
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 18, 2020
Previously, a leaker, Jon Prosser posted that if the Apple Watch and other devices are placed together on AirPower, the entire charging pad will become very hot, and may even spontaneously ignite.
Jon Prosser also posted today that Apple has solved the problem of overheating when charging the Apple Watch with the AirPower wireless charging pad because Apple chose to use the A11 processor on the AirPower wireless charging pad to achieve power control-related functions.
AirPower wireless charging pad will be officially listed in the fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of next year.