We know Apple hates wires. It hates wires so much that its iPhones now do not have a 3.5mm audio jack.
For Apple, wireless is the way forward, and while many things can be done wirelessly today – wireless music, wireless file sharing – wireless charging is still a problem.
Sure, you can use wireless charging for smaller devices like your phone or smartwatch, but what about larger devices like your notebook or even your desktop? The problem lies in the inefficient transmission of energy.
To combat the problem, Apple has acquired wireless charging firm PowerbyProxi.
Based in New Zealand, PowerbyProxi specializes in Qi standard-compliant modules that enable wireless power transfer to larger, more power-hungry devices like robots, drones, and medical equipment.
Specifically, PowerbyProxi has wireless charging solutions capable of delivering 100W of power. This could be useful for larger Apple devices like the iPad, MacBook, or even iMac.
Apple SVP of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio said the “team will be a great addition as Apple works to create a wireless future.”
Expect wireless charging to come to more Apple devices in the near future.