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iPhone 6 rumored to support an alternative charging method

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iPhone 6 rumored to support an alternative charging method
Apple's 5th generation of the iPhone has yet to hit the market, but rumors about its successor are already circulating the web. However, the speculations that we are dealing with today have nothing to do with the device's display size, camera type, storage capacity, or anything else that is on the list of iPhone 5 rumors that we have come across so far.

Some of you have probably heard about inductive charging – a cool way to bring your handset's battery back to life wirelessly. The technology may still have a few obstacles to tackle before it is ready to hit the mainstream, but there is a chance that the iPhone 6, or whatever it will be named, will be able to take advantage of it. We have to point out that the source of the rumor only claims that Apple has been experimenting with alternative charging methods and does not specify what technology will be applied. However, inductive charging looks like a fitting candidate to us, and even though Apple is known for the fact that it restrains itself from adopting new technologies before they have been thoroughly tested,  some devices like the HP Veer 4G, for example, do have support for wireless charging right out of the box and seem to be experiencing no troubles with it so far.

Will the iPhone 6 adopt the “revolutionary” inductive charging technology? Well, we will probably not know for sure until the smartphone gets announced at some point next year, but even if the device does support an alternative charging method of some kind, we doubt that it will be anything like those shake-to-charge flashlights.

source: The Wall Street Journal via AppleInsider

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posted on 07 Jul 2011, 04:33 2

2. android_hitman (Posts: 672; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


HP already has this :P

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 06:11

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


There is no need to brag about that....

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 06:10

4. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


@_@ IPhone 6?

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 07:24 5

6. Granny Smith (unregistered)


iPhone 7 is rumored to support granting of wishes.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 08:55 4

7. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)


I heard iPhone 8 will have a button to transform into an airplane

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 09:37 3

8. 3g (unregistered)


iphone 9 is said to support teleportation and invincibility.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 17:08 3

16. cheetah2k (Posts: 869; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


and +10 hit points :-p

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 09:57

9. dandirk (unregistered)


Why is everyone being goofy...

This tech is pretty cool. I have seen videos where they build the charging pads into a kitchen counter-top. Blenders, toasters etc all can be run without cables!!!! Just think, throw your phone on a table and it charges!!!

No matter if you like Apple or not, they do have a way of pushing (or at least helping) tech into the mainstream (aka USB).

So if they support this out of the box, it will be just one more step closer to having adoption aka cordless everything. Just think power cords are really what is holding "wireless" back. Changing/charging batteries suck.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:17 1

10. PHONE_GEEK (Posts: 52; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


So.... MagSafe for iPhone?

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:30 5

11. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


iphone 10 you will be able to bring back the dead and clear up any bad credit that u had in your pass life

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:51 2

12. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I think by the iphone 10 steve jobs would be in a hospital to weak to work xD

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 10:55 4

13. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


I heard iphone 11 is going retro and is going to be a re-release of the iphone 2

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 14:03 2

14. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


iphone 12 will join with android and will have the latest android 10.0 aka Sugar

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 14:53

15. sdfgsdfgsdfg (unregistered)


I heard android will forever suck ass and have f@ggots complain all the time about apple surpassing google as the most valuable brand.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 17:24 3

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 12654; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The iPhone 13 is rumored to have a super laser with enuogh power to destroy an entire planet. Also it will allow u to use the dark side of the force without help from the emperor.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 18:08

18. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


what would be cool is that when you set your phone neer enough to get charged it will also conect with wifi so you can sync your phone so eventually it could eliminate the conection port all together. That is one of the main things to break on most phones. Even though from my expierence apples connection even though it is 4 years old or more is still very reliable compared to micro usb.

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 18:45 3

19. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


The iPhone 14 rumored be the closest thing to a god that we will ever see

posted on 07 Jul 2011, 22:17 4

20. Bashok (Posts: 36; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)


The iPhone 15 is rumored to live your life for you so you don't have too.

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 01:40 1

21. axllebeer (Posts: 266; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)


Ahh.... but it still will not wash my dishes for me or do laundry... oh well. Perhaps the iphone 35 will... I think the iphone 15 will do babysitting for free however, but only if you can still somehow get it on an unlimited data plan and if you are roaming then they reserve the right to cancel your sitters contract without notice... :)

posted on 08 Jul 2011, 07:18 1

22. xtacy! (unregistered)


Rumour has it that when you rub the body of the iPhone 16, a genie pops out of the charger port and grants you 3 wishes.

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