Apple, which has given up on launching wireless charging stand AirPower due to performance and heating issues, is reportedly working on a promising new wireless charging technology.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is developing a new technology that will allow various devices to be charged wirelessly from a distance. This technology will probably be supported not only by their smartphones but also by the company’s other technological devices, including tablets and laptops.
Bloomberg writes that the development of this technology is at an early stage, and therefore is not expected to be available commercially anytime soon. Xiaomi and some other companies have similar chargers that transmit energy to devices from a distance of tens of centimeters or even meters, but they are in no hurry to implement such a solution in their products.
Only new Apple products equipped with this technical support will be compatible with this long-range wireless charging, and older devices will not be able to charge in this way.
Bloomberg also notes that Apple is trying to perfect the AirPower wireless charger introduced in 2017. In the company’s opinion, this wireless charging station can be used to charge three devices at once (e.g. a smartphone, watch, and headphones).
AirPower was canceled because Apple executives were not happy with the product (it is said to be overheating when used at full power). But in particular, chargers such as AirPower are produced by many companies, including Xiaomi, Samsung, and numerous Chinese manufacturers.