According to a report recently published by Stuff, Apple has apparently completed its acquisition of PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand based firm that specializes in developing wireless charging solutions. Details of the deal were not disclosed by the iPhone maker, and there was no mention of any sum, but the tech giant did confirm that it is planning to keep PowerbyProxi’s operations New Zealand.
As far as this year’s upcoming iPhone devices are concerned, the talk is that Apple is looking to launch a trio of new models -- the iPhone 8 (the premium high end offering in celebration of the iPhone’s 10th birthday), plus the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus. So how exactly will the iPhone 8 differentiate itself from the iPhone 7s models?
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst who always seem to get his Apple related predictions on the money most of the time, the iPhone device that Apple will be releasing in 2017 will feature a new, possibly curved display screen, a fresh new casing, and even support for wireless charging.
According to a report published by Bloomberg, it appears that Apple is developing wireless charging technology (finally!) for its iPhone devices, and the company could be launching it as early as next year. With this piece of technology made available for owners of iPhones, they will be able to recharge their smartphones without having to fiddle with cables and all of that stuff.
So now we go to chapter two of Powermat Technologies’ ongoing legal drama. A judge from the Israeli court has decided to dismiss the motion that was filed by three of the wireless charging company’s board members, including Ran Poliakine, co-founder and former chief executive officer of the firm. The aim of that motion was to block Powermat Technologies from continuing its operations, but evidently, the court thinks the case does not hold any water at all, and instead has told the disputing parties to settle it out of court.
The idea of charging your smartphone just by putting it on the table without need of power cords and cables is certainly enticing. And industry watchers are saying that in a few years, this piece of technology will undoubtedly become a reality. But bringing this idea into life turns out to be full of complications, especially for the people who are supposed to make this happen.
Thorstein Heins is the chief executive officer of Powermat Technologies, a company that specializes in providing wireless charging solutions, and behind one of the key wireless charging standards. According to Heins, the wireless charging standard will come packed into any smartphone made by Samsung that possesses wireless charging capabilities.
And the Samsung Galaxy S6 excitement continues to hit new levels. Roughly a month before the device is expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, Samsung is hinting that its next flagship smartphone might feature fast wireless charging abilities.
Through its official global blog, the South Korean tech giant has highlighted the significant steps that wireless charging technology has taken in the last few years. Of special mention is the recent merging of the Alliance For Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) , two of the three most important wireless charging standards bodies existing today.
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