Earlier last February, we reported on the emergence of an up-and-coming tech-firm known as Energous, who had been working tirelessly to bring its truly revolutionary new ‘truly wireless’ charging technology to the mainstream. If you’ve been following us since then, however, you may also know that, several months after the initial report, yet another report surfaced indicating that Energies and Apple had entered a special partnership — under the terms of which the former would bring its remarkable wireless charging technology to future iOS devices — including the hotly anticipated, 10th anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ refresh that’s currently rumored for a fall, 2017 unveiling.
Well, grab those giant grains of salt, folks, and clench them tightly, because according to an even more recent report — published earlier this week by The Verge — Energous is just about ready to begin shipping its revolutionary new charging pads by “the last few months of this year.” What’s more, speaking to The Verge in an exclusive interview by phone held on the sidelines of CES 2017, Energous’ CEO, Steve Rizzone, went on record indicating that while his company plans to launch the broader technology by the end of 2017, the firm currently has one “key partner” whose devices will exclusively be equipped with the advanced wireless charging technology at launch.
“…one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world. I cannot tell you who it is, but I can virtual guarantee that you have products from this company on your person, sitting on your desk, or at home,” Rizzone hinted at CES 2017.Of course, while Apple, directly, is not referenced in Rizzone’s ominous little hint of things to come, one can perhaps reason — considering the myriad of previous reports and rumors of the partnership — that Cupertino’s mobile devices will be one of the foremost, early adopters of Energous’ groundbreaking technology.
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