You might already have heard of PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand based company which is most known for their Proxi-Module that can give many different devices support for wireless charging. The company recently got acquired by Apple. The iPhone 8 and iPhone X are actually Apple’s first attempt on wireless charging in a smartphone, and perhaps they want to integrate some new kind of wireless charging in next year’s iPhone with some help from PowerbyProxi. Samsung invested $4 million in PowerbyProxi some years ago, but it seems like they didn’t buy the firm completely since Apple managed to buy it.
This acquisition was confirmed by Dan Riccio, senior vice president of hardware engineering at Apple, to the news website Stuff New Zealand. He said that Apple wants “to bring truly effortless charging to more places and more customers around the world.” The affair cost Apple multi-million dollars, but the exact price they had to pay was not revealed by Riccio. Apple’s headquarter is located in the U.S but PowerbyProxi will keep working from New Zealand according to the company’s chief Fady Mishriki.
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