Apple Pockets Wireless Charging Company PowerbyProxi

A broken iPhone is seen in this illustration

Apple has bought Auckland technology company PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum. No one knows how much the former paid for the latter, but it's rumored to be in the high tens of millions.

Apple has acquired a startup whose technology may make wirelessly charging iPhones and other devices a lot better.

Apple's senior vice president, Dan Ricco confirmed that the acquisition to the news publication, and said the firm will be "a great addition as Apple works to create a wireless future". Neither company has revealed the value of the deal.

The company will remain in Auckland, New Zealand, Apple said in a statement. Riccio further stated that Apple is keen to deliver truly effortless charging to most locations and more customers across the globe.

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Ten-year-old PowerbyProxi is a spinout of the University of Auckland and it is focused on developing wireless charging and power transfer products.

Whilst Apple has recently introduced the iPhone 8, iPhone X and Apple Watch Series 3 with wireless charging, it has been slow to adopt the technology. Their product proxi-module - a modular power system - can support a host of new products and situations offering an output of up to 100 watts of power to devices such as drones and robots.

PowerbyProxi was founded in 2007 by CEO Fady Mishriki and executive chairman Greg Cross. The startup has been working on the development of the Qi wireless charging standard and has already received funding for its wireless works. Apple also announced a new wireless charging pad called the AirPower that it plans to release next year.

Right now, it's still unclear how exactly the startup will help a very large tech company like Apple in its tech ambition.

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