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Dan Moren for Macworld
April 5, 2019 5:19 AM PT
Goodbye, AirPower! We hardly knew ye.
It’s only early April and it’s already been a tough year for Apple. Besides the admission that the company simply could not ship the wireless charging pad that it had been teasing for a year and a half, there was also the restatement of the company’s holiday quarter results, and an Apple event featuring TV content that showed remarkably little of that content, leaving some folks scratching their heads.
With nine months left in 2019, Apple’s surely got more challenges ahead of it. It’s got multiple subscription services to launch later this year, high expectations for the upcoming iPhone, since smartphone sales have begun slowing, and the next step in what will likely prove a significant shift for its two major software platforms.
On top of all of that, Apple has a small handful of products that are potentially trouble waiting to happen. Though none alone—or perhaps even all three together—would likely cause the company to tip into the abyss, they still could end up being things that Apple ends up spending more time discussing than it really wants to.