Apple did not release its AirPower charging mat at its latest event, despite first showing off the technology with a showy video more than a year ago.
The wireless charging pad was unveiled alongside the iPhone X and 8, as a way of embracing their wireless charging capability. It can also power up AirPods – if their owners buy the new wireless charging case – and the Apple Watch, it said at the time.
But it has now been a year and an entire new generation of iPhones has been released, and Apple is still yet to release the charging mat. It remains unclear why it has taken so long, especially given that Apple had promised it would be ready soon after last year’s event.
After it disappointed users by not arriving at the iPhone event in September, those eager charger fans were left without it once again when the iPad event passed without mentioning the charging mat at all.