Apple acquires New Zealand–based wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi

According to a report in, Apple bought PowerbyProxi, which specializes in wireless charging technologies based on the Qi wireless standard.


Auckland entrepreneur Fady Mishriki set up PowerbyProxi in 2007 with the goal of helping people charge everyday devices such as mobile phones without having to plug in.


The report added, “ The Company employs about 55 staff and hold more than 300 patents relating to wireless charging.”


Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering Dam Rocco, “quoted that PowerbyProxi’s team will be a great addition to Apple works to create a wireless future.”


According to Apple, AirPower offers a generous active charging area that will allow iPhone 8, and 8Plus or iPhone X customers to simultaneously charge up to three devices, including Apple Watch Series3 and a new optional wireless charging case for AirPods. d


Currently, iPhone 8 can be charged by third party pads, the transfer power is limited to 5 watts.