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Apple applies for patent on wireless charging system

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

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, 16:47 3

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


relax bro, even Apple's wirless power utilization should be connected to a plug, which need WIRES.

in the case you are arguing on, then electric generators should send electricity wireless to your house, so u can use Apple's wirless charger in order to recharge your phone wireless, so good luck with that lol

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, 23:34

92. joey_sfb (Posts: 6613; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


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

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 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, 17:41 2

68. gustavoace (Posts: 187; 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: 406; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


oh and a wall is a wire?

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:25 7

40. tedkord (Posts: 14134; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But let's call this what it is - a tactic to keep others from developing it. Apple have no intention of developing this (that would require research dollars). They're just making sure their lawsuit futures are well stocked.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:48

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 24956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Uhhh that's what they should do. Patent it so its theirs should they decide to do it. Companies do this all the time, not just apple dude. Stop hating, cuz if google, or micro soft came up with this, you'd have no issue with it

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:33 3

67. tedkord (Posts: 14134; 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, 16:48 1

46. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


How is it not wireless?!?!?!! Place phone on pad, do not plug any cable (wire) into phone, phone charges. OMGWTFROFLCOPTER IT CHARGES WIRELESSLY!

That said, I like the idea of multiple devices charging within a set field, but EMI would have to be controlled from not only a data protection standpoint, but also health safety and environmental also as well.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 16:49

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 24956; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Plug charger into wall. Hmmmmm wire hmmmmm

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, 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, 17:18 7

61. JC557 (Posts: 1794; 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 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 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, 14:49 5

11. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 164; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


not just this 99.9 % of apple patenting cases are not applied in any idevice

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:12

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


your argument that apple should have it in products is stupid... colleges and research institutions do not make products, yet they patent their technology and do not always give it out..

there is no one with this type of non-cord charging-- please show me an example

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:31 1

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


he probably meant wireless charging pads for Energizer, and other battery companies and the Nokia Lumia 920.

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 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, 17:14

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


but has not been put into a product... which is what the original commentator said

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 02:23

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


There might be no products but the technology already works and has been demonstrated since 2007. Patent noob speaking here but I believe that regardless of whether or not Apple has a prototype or product featuring the technology, I don't think they have a right to the patent as WiTricity already holds patents for the same concept and they have already developed working prototypes too.

But yes, you're right. I don't think anyone needs to release a product to apply for a patent. I think they need to show a working prototype though to apply for one but, like I said, I'm a patent noob so I'm probably wrong.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 00:26

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


im not arguing that apple should get the patent.. i was just responding to say that this has not been in the market before in a product

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 06:05

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


I see. Pardon me for the misunderstanding then. :)

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:37

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


It is different technology than usual induction based power transfer. So no one at the moment are using it. At the moment it looks like a legit patent.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:39 1

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


i think its not patented yet, as the title says and the article says they have applied for it, am not defending Apple here, but their so called wireless power utilization differs from what Nokia, and other wirless charging pads have, it can recharge batteries -of whatever the thing is- within a higher range, so i think others can also benefit from it

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 17:19

63. JC557 (Posts: 1794; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


It sounds like typical evolution of such tech though.

posted on 02 Dec 2012, 15:41 3

24. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Kick this rotten Apple..!!

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