Dan Riccio, Apple's senior vice president of Hardware Engineering, said in a statement to TechCrunch:
After much effort, we've concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have canceled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forwards to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward
The cancellation of AirPower is a shock as there has been many signs that the product is still in the works. AirPower mentions were included in the newly launched AirPods Charging Case and Apple recently secured a trademark for the AirPower name. Along with these mentions, there are ongoing rumors of a Spring launch. Also, ending work on a project that has already been announced and shown off is unprecedented in Apple's recent history. This evidence gives us reason to believe that AirPower may not actually be cancelled. We believe that if AirPower is not actually cancelled that it may be instead delayed or launching earlier than expected.