Tianfeng International analyst Guo today released an Apple research report predicting that Apple will release its own brand of small wireless charging panels in the first half of 2020, although the product may not meet AirPower’s standards. Mr. Guo reiterated new products that will be available in the first half of 2020: the 4.7-inch LCD iPhone, iPad Pro, MacBook Pro/Air, small wireless charging pad, UWB label and high-order Bluetooth headset.
Re-releasing the wireless charging panel is good news for the powder after Apple announced the failure of the AirPower project. After the 2017 launch, AirPower promised to wirelessly charge devices compatible with Qi standards such as iPhones and AirPods, and to support proprietary inductive charging technology deployed in the Apple Watch.
AirPower was originally scheduled to launch in 2018, but Apple announced the cancellation of the AirPower project in March 2019 after several ticket jumps due to low production yields. Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, said at the time: “After many efforts, we concluded that AirPower was not meeting our high standards, and we canceled the project. We apologize to those customers who are looking forward to this announcement. We continue to believe in the future and are committed to driving the wireless experience. “