San Francisco: Apple has bought New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi which specialises in wireless charging technologies for an undisclosed amount. “PowerbyProxi employs about 55 staff and holds more than 300 patents relating to wireless charging,” a report published in stuff.co.nz on Wednesday. Powerbyproxi’s team would be “a great addition as Apple works to create a wireless […]
San Francisco: US tech giant Apple is experimenting with wireless charging technologies that could see users charge their iPhones with a Wi-Fi router. “Apple’s patent application for ‘Wireless Charging and Communications Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas’ is a method for transferring power to electronic devices over frequencies normally dedicated to data communications,” appleinsider.com reported on […]
Despite the higher cost that wireless charging adds to smartphones, sales of the devices are strongest in the Asia Pacific region where 49 per cent of the installed base of wireless charging enabled smartphones are.