There are plenty of firms and products that were with us a the start of the decade that are no longer around. CNET compiled a list of some of those that have disappeared or never even existed. This includes Apple’s much-hyped AirPower charging mat, that never got shipped.
Sometimes they just feel dead because a company doesn’t update or even mention them for a while. The, , , and were on our endangered list for years before Apple surprised us with upgrades to all. On the other hand, the company’s router line and backup drive also were on a long death watch until . You just never know… Apple, with its much-hyped-but-never-shipped AirPower wireless charging pad is my Could’ve Been King of the decade. Google’s Project Ara modular phone and Theranos’ unproven blood-testing tech are other rivals for the position, but while highly newsworthy, neither felt as eagerly anticipated by the tech world as the AirPower.