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Apple applies for patent on wireless charging system

0. phoneArena 02 Dec 2012, 14:07 posted on

Apple envisions a world with near-field magnetic resonance charging electronic devices up to a yard away based on a recent patent application made by the Cupertino based firm; on the other hand, interference from such signals could destroy credit cards and other magnetic storage...

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posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:50 7

49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


We were talking not about efficient distance between charger and phone! We had debates about it is wireless or not! It is doesn't matter it is one meter or few millimeters but it is wireless!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:54 4

51. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"U wouldn't need to physically have it sitting n direct contact with the quote unquote wireless charger."

Actually you can lift your device from charger and hold it away in few millimeters. The bigger distance between charger and phone means less efficient energy transfer but that doesn't change the fact that it is wireless charging!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:55 6

52. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


whatever u been smoking, give me some :P

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:58 4

53. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


the lumia 920 is not "connected to a port" and it has wireless charging. all you do is set the phone on top of the charging pad. no wire is involved in the connection of the phone to the pad. the pad has to be plugged into the wall but then again if it's not then where is the charge going to come from? i couldnt tell if your comments were serious or you were just trolling. but after readong your comments after this one its obvious you are just trolling.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:01 2

55. freebee269 (Posts: 539; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


so when apple's new patent comes out and they actually start selling the device and the device needs to be plugged into the wall, will that not be wireless also? or will you then say it's wireless? i'm thinking you will. good job troll.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:01 5

56. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't think he is trolling, I think that he is for some reasons unable to understand all this.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:02 1

57. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Patenting in USA is just an art of creative writing on what others are already doing :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:18 7

61. JC557 (Posts: 1703; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Wow, so Apple has developed a new tech that can pull energy/ electricity from anywhere, even from your ass?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:19

63. JC557 (Posts: 1703; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It sounds like typical evolution of such tech though.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:33 3

67. tedkord (Posts: 12873; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Google wouldn't patent it, sit on it, then try to ban anyone who develops anything even remotely similar. But then, if Google applied for a patent, they're actively developing it.

Apple brainstorms any possible direction for tech, scribbles a sketch on a napkin, and applies fora patent. Then they wait for someone else to actually do the work to develop it and overcome the problems, and sue.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:41 2

68. gustavoace (Posts: 183; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


but you dont need wires to charge your phone... Wireless... A Wireless mouse is just like that.. you have your USB plug connected to the MB...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 18:49

75. doejon (Posts: 398; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


oh and a wall is a wire?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 19:11

78. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


There's a fake game on google play ... Charge your cell phone from WIFI signal ... perhaps someone fed that idea ... :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 19:23 1

79. stealthd (unregistered)


This isn't on the market. Did you even read the article? The wireless charging that is "on the market" requires the phone to be on a charging pad. This doesn't.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 19:39 1

80. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


none of those are similar to this.. this is an "aura" for charging... not a pad or anything

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 19:47 2

81. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


the base is connected to the plug...the phone being charged is wirleless as no cable or ANYTHING goes into the phone to charge it hence WIRELESS

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 19:52

83. dhaoracle87 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


Didn't someone already invent and patent wireless charging. Let me see who is that... it is on the tip of my tongue...... OH YEA Nikola Tesla...!!!!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 21:02 1

86. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I take it a wireless router isnt really wireless then.... My TV is plugged into a wall, can connect to my ....wireless router.

This is one of those times I cant agree with ya...

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 21:36 2

88. uliuli80 (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Oct 2012)


Wow, don't ever start a conversation with a person that refers to you as "bro". They have a brain the size of a pea.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 21:40 1

89. joey_sfb (Posts: 6270; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Their patents system is seriously flaw. A simple drawing is all it take to sue for a billion dollars. This model will encourage the rich to invest in patents rather then real products.

How will that benefit the U.S economy. Patents can't be export oversea to earn revenue.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 03:29

99. schinnak (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Isnt this something which Tesla tried? I dont think Apple is going to get a patent for this. Many folks after Tesla have been trying something very similar. There is a lot of prior art involved here and I am sure some of them have been patented already.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:00

90. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


And that is why Apple is the most selfish, dumb, stupid, wanna-be company of all time.
U DUMBASSES DON'T EVEN HAVE A DEVICE WITH THAT KIND OF TECH, WHY EVEN THINK ABOUT PATENING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope ur company burns down :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:02 1

91. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Instead of making a book about Apple 4 dummies, the dummies authors should write a book titled Apple is a Dummies!!!!

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:34

92. joey_sfb (Posts: 6270; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Now i know how made its billion. Apple is profiting from the mentally challenged.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 23:40 8

93. bayusuputra (Posts: 963; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


then your wireless internet connection is not actually wireless, because it is still connected to cables across the ocean..

your logic must be given a high five..
on the face..
with a table..

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 00:08 1

94. xfire99 (Posts: 897; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Who is right? The companys that release it, whole world and read onhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductive_charging

It isnt called wireless charging for nothing dude. Also u really think Apples that u call real wireless, dont need a power cord connect to the wall outlet too? The power just comes from heaven, blessed by Apple to theirs believers (like u) and yours God have given u all true wireless power....

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 01:10

95. devilfisch (Posts: 36; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


This patent application actually reminds me of WiTricity which has been developed already at MIT by the way.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 03:57 1

100. therealestmc (Posts: 385; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Actually, you are right. What Apple is patenting is contact free/wireless charging, which is different that what is currently available.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 04:39

101. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1236; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


Long time no see mate :)

You know what my beef with Apple is about...its good tech and all wireless bubble and everything and honestly I wouldnt stop from buying an Apple phone IF....

For once I would hear less news of patenting coz frankly its become dull now (all the cases and trials) and secondly I would like to see deliver on their past image when they actuaally revolutionized thinggs not incrementally but overhauled the system...thats the Apple i liked not what I see now....I mean they sure they can patent what they like but seriously you dont see anyone else patenting the current mat-style wireless charging or anything else like the S-Pen or Sony's White Magic or LGs homescreen zoom tech or anything else coz yeah sure they're innovstive but please companies have to stop moving forward bu cutting off the competition's legs but rather should move forward by outcompeting each other...just saying

I had an iPod classic once...but that was in another lifetime

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 05:33

103. Adithya7184 (Posts: 319; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


do you remember Sony MW600 bluetooth headset. it also has wires but still it is called wireless Bluetooth headset...this is just an example...:-)

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