Cupertino based giant Apple has acquired a New Zealand based wireless power company, PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed amount. This company makes wireless power modules capable of as much as 100-watt power transfer. These modules are also Qi-standard compliant, hence using the same standard as Apple uses in their current devices.
While Apple’s acquisition of PowerbyProxi is done for an undisclosed amount, Apple‘s idea behind it seems clear. With power modules as big as the ones made by this company, Apple could use wireless charging feature for MacBook.
Apple acquires PowerbyProxy
Founded in 2007, PowerbyProxy is based in New Zealand and makes Qi-standard compatible modules for large devices like robots, drones, and bigger medical equipment. They make wireless power modules for up to 100-watt power transfer.
Apple has also just moved to wireless charging with the iPhone 8, iPhone X, AirPods and the Apple Watch Series 3. With the movement to wireless charging, Apple also announced the release of a wireless charging mat called AirPower. This mat will allow you to charge all your Apple gadgets wirelessly on-the-go.
While this mat is scheduled for next year, Apple may take help from PowerbyProxi to bring wireless charging or wireless power to MacBook and other bigger devices from Apple. No statements are received about whether PowerbyProxi will continue with their commercial business.
Fady Mishriki, founder of PowerbyProxi said about the acquisition,
“The team and I are thrilled to join Apple, 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.”