One. Less. Thing.
Apple has officially canceled its long-promised wireless accusing pad dubbed AirPower — vaporware that ever inspected lame as blaze. The firm copped to the half-expected word on March 29, surely devastating the few people that pre-ordered the $79 wireless-charging AirPods event.
The rest of us, however, can rest easy in the knowledge that we never would have bought one of those mousepad-looking things regardless. Sure, other fellowships perform wireless-charging pads and some of them work or so fine, but we can be almost sure that whatever Apple contrived on blaming for what amounted to an ergonomic superpower strip was going to be too much.
And, exactly maybe, Apple agrees with that sentimentality. In the following statement, the company admitted that — as it currently stood — AirPower only kind of sucked. Even by its own rules.
“After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project, ” explained Apple’s senior vice president of equipment engineering, Dan Riccio.
In other statements, Apple decided that AirPower was never going to work and figured now was the time to bail. Props to the brain geniuses of Cupertino for not throwing good coin after bad, I predict.
“We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launching, ” continued Riccio — clearly not wanting to admit that Apple really saved those very clients from acquiring what would surely have amounted to the company’s most unnecessary offering. Well, one of the most, anyway.
But perhaps we’re being too harsh. Some Apple devotees were certainly expecting the fancy mat, even as soon as today, and we have to suppose they’re disappointed by the information. Possibly, precisely perhaps, we can console them with the insight that the AirPower wireless charger always inspected foolish, and Apple never helped about their feelings anyway.