Apple has canceled plans to release its AirPower charging mat, the company told Business Insider in a statement on Friday.
After much effort, weve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward, Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, said in a statement to Business Insider.
The decision not to release AirPower comes after reports indicated Apple had run into production issues related to heat management. Apple initially announced AirPower alongside the iPhone X in 2017 and had planned to launch it in 2018. AirPower was designed to charge up to three devices at once, and Apple touted it as being a convenient way to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time.