Apple inching closer to wireless charging post acquisition of NZ-based PowerbyProxi

ANI | Updated: Oct 26, 2017 12:49 IST

New York [USA], Oct. 26 (ANI): US-based tech giant Apple has reportedly acquired PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand-based wireless charging company for an undisclosed sum, thereby moving closer to realising its mission to bring wireless charging to its devices.

Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Fady Mishriki, the company is a spin-out venture from the University of Auckland, and specializes in small, Qi standard-compliant modules that allow wireless power transfer to larger devices like robots, drones, and medical equipment.

The iPhone aggregator confirmed the acquisition to local media in New Zealand, adding that the new company would be a "great addition as Apple works to create a wireless future," The Verge reports.

While the terms of acquisition are unclear, reports suggest that Apple may integrate wireless charging technology into its high-end devices like the MacBook, backed by PowerbyProxi's wireless charging modules.

Last month, Apple while unveiling its iPhone range stated that the portfolio will be all compliant with the latest wireless charging technology, although no substantial hardware was launched at the event.

Apple revealed its upcoming project-the AirPower mat, which is essentially a charging mat that can charge multiple devices at once, and will be available next year.

While earlier contemplations involved that the new feature will only be built into the iPhone line up, Apple, while launching the phones revealed that the AirPower mat can charge the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods, all at once. (ANI)