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Apple is exploring reverse and “true” wireless charging technology

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Enlarge / AirPower, as announced in 2017 before its ultimate cancellation. (credit: Samuel Axon)

A newsletter from Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman claims that Apple is still working on a multidevice wireless charger that would fulfill the promise of its long-canceled AirPower charging mat.

The newsletter that Gurman sent out yesterday claims that Apple is still working on a charger that could handle three devices at once—iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch—despite its failures with AirPower. Apple publicly announced AirPower alongside the iPhone X in 2017, but the product was reportedly plagued with development problems like overheating and was ultimately scrapped.

Bloomberg previously reported that Apple was working on both an AirPower successor and true wireless technology in an article published last June. (That article also outed, among other things, the iPad mini redesign.)

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