In a highly unusual step for the firm, Apple has given up on a product because it could not make it work adequately. AirPower, announced in 2017, was a mat meant to charge multiple devices without needing to plug them in. But it is understood the firm’s engineers were perhaps unable to stop the mat from getting too hot… More here.
The problem here is not all of the recent happenings. It goes way back to the exact point in which it was decided to announce AirPower in the earlier stages of development.
It is most unusual for Apple to pre-announce new products and I suspect that we will never see such a thing happen again.