At first glance, Apple looks out of AirPower as a big mistake. But that is nothing compared to another recent hardware disaster.
The company announced its cool new wireless charger, Apple's first, in 2017. It had to charge several devices (iPhones, AirPods, Apple Watches, etc.) at the same time – some other wireless chargers can't currently do.  Most people call this a great nuisance. But is it really?
It's hard to judge AirPower – an unpublished product that I've never used and haven't had anything in my life at all – a mistake while sitting here, writing this on Apple's MacBook Pro butterfly keyboard.
It's an embarrassment.
With AirPower, Apple says it couldn't build a high quality product, so it didn't instead release a subpar unit that could be troubled. It sounds like a reasonable and responsible movement. In addition, the company broke itself and checked how it wanted the information to come out.
However, with the butterfly keyboard, Apple has committed itself to making this defective product the default keyboard on its MacBook Pro series of computers. Unlike AirPower, Apple actually sells this product to customers.
Unlike AirPower, Apple actually sells this product to customers.
Keys are constantly stuck and fail, it is harder to discard waste, and unlike any other keyboard, it is impossible to replace because it is attached to other portable components such as the battery. The company has been hit with one over it.
The butterfly keyboards are one of the main reasons why I chose to go with one, the last of Apple's laptops with the old keyboard, as my personal computer last year.  Apple has been trying to solve the keyboard problem that plagues customers who bought its nearly 2,000 flagship laptops. Now, in its third generation, Apple's butterfly keyboard is still abundant. It is embarrassing.
Maybe Apple has a little egg on the face to announce a product before it was ready. Perhaps the company should feel a bit stupid for shipping products that have been released this week in packaging that has still supplied AirPower. But ultimately, consumers will never have to deal with the problems that plagued Apple's wireless charger mat.
And here I speak on my "O" and "E" keys in the hope of loosening them just enough, so I can finish writing this.