Apple has proceeded to purchase PowerbyProxi, a little-known wireless charging company. However, it has declined to disclose the exact sum spend on the deal. Fady Mishriki, a top entrepreneur, is the founder of PowerbyProxi. He founded the company back in 2007 and it focused specifically on the minute, Qi standard-compliant modules which catered for wireless power transfer to larger devices such as drones, robots and medical equipment.
Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, in a statement outlined that the team was going to be a major addition as Apple directed its efforts into the creation if a wireless future.
With the unveiling of the Apple Watch Series 3, iPhone X and iPhone 8 in September last year, Apple expressed confidence in its own ability to lay out its vision for a simplified form of charging. It will be the form of charging that will operate with the Qi industry standard. This is happening just shortly after the company removed the headphone jack as well as its investments in Bluetooth accessories.
The phone company has also revealed that it intends to unveil a charging matt and that might happen somewhere next year. It will be going by the name Airpower and it will be charging any Apple Watch and glass-backed iPhone alongside the wireless AirPods earbuds.
To this point in time uncertainty continues to engulf the matter surrounding exactly how PowerbyProxi will help Apple make headway towards achieving its ambitions. The other crucial matter is on whether or not Apple will be able to shut down its commercial operations.
If all moves according to plan, Apple might soon be able to achieve its goal of integrating wireless technology into larger and even powerful devices for instance the MacBook.
Mishriki opined, “There is tremendous alignment with our values, and we are excited to continue our growth in Auckland and contribute to the great innovation in wireless charging coming out of New Zealand.”
The top official said that he was going to work closely with his team and promised to fully co-operate with Apple towards achieving business success.