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Where's AirPower? What about the second generation of AirPods?

The Apple event passed, new iPhones (Xr, Xs and Xs Max) were launched, the Apple Watch Series 4 showed up but something was missing. J a year ago Apple presented the AirPower and absolutely * nothing * of the wireless charging base for iPhones, Apple Watches and AirPods (more on it, soon) was commented by the company.

AirPower charging base with iPhone X Plus, Apple Watch Series 3 and AirPods

Okay, Apple can go wrong. She commands by humans and we, as always, are susceptible to failure. But after the AirPods and HomePod's delay (just to focus on the latest products that hit the market well after promised), no one would imagine that she would make the same mistake again. Well, we didn?t just commit how it got even worse now, since 12 months have passed and the company has simply ignored the product so far and has given no explanation for the case.

It doesn't matter if we are talking about a revolutionary product, capable of recharging wireless devices at exorbitant speeds (which I doubt it is), or if we are talking ?only? about a product that is more difficult to create and manufacture since all its The surface must offer contact for the device to be charged while in other accessories of the type, you usually need to position the device in the very center for it to be recharged. Apple should have thought of that when introducing the product for the first time. If it was unfinished, why show it to the world? The company boasts so much of not commenting on its projects and products that are still under development, but it goes there and does the exact opposite with AirPower.

Finally, in order not to show what it does not have, Apple basically decided to remove any reference to AirPower from its website. The only place where you can still find an image of this accessory on the AirPods page, as noted by 9to5Mac.

What about AirPods?

To complete, we also have the case of AirPods. Apple has already promised the public at least one new case with wireless charging capability just to be used with AirPower. Whether that case will be sold separately, come with the AirPods overnight or if it will only be sold together with the second generation of AirPods, no one knows. But it doesn't really matter. Here again, Apple showed the public an accessory a year ago and has so far failed to put it on the market.

See that she speaks "Hey Siri" and interact with the assistant through AirPods, without touching him

To make this story worse, in the opening video of today's special event (very good, by the way), we saw an ?employee? saying ?Hey, Siri? and being promptly answered all this using AirPods to communicate with the assistant. This feature along with a noise cancellation system awaited for the second generation of AirPods. And I ask: how can the company show this and, again, comment absolutely nothing about the accessory?

I'm sorry, Apple, but you were better at it