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Apple testing various charging methods for its iWatch

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Feb 2014, 22:53

A published report on Sunday states that Apple has been testing various ways to charge the rumored Apple iWatch without plugging the timepiece in. One method, familiar to many of you, is through the use of magnetic induction. In this scenario, the watch would be put on a charging plate and a magnetic field is created through the use of electric current, which in turn creates the voltage required to recharge the battery...

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posted on 02 Feb 2014, 23:22

1. XperiaOptimusOne (unregistered)

Cell signal powered smartphones? Mindblown!

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 00:17

6. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

It won't happen. Studies have shown that you can get energy that way, but it would be like 1% of the total energy you would need. Just like the solar panels, it would be a supplemental power source. You will still have to plug the thing in or sit it on a charging pad.

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 01:47

7. Finalflash (Posts: 3535; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)

Yea but if Apple hits it up there might be enough interest in the tech to push other companies to research into it. But then the cell companies will just charge us for electricity. But good to see apple push into new useful frontiers again.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 23:24 5

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

There's something wrong with the name iWatch. iWatch = NSA?

Sorry, had to say it! xD

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 23:32

4. Feanor (Posts: 849; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

Particularly if the mid-term facelift is dubbed iWatch U or iWatch 4u...

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 23:37

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

What if it's called iWatch 4S? LOL...nevermind.

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 23:27 1

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

If people are smart, they will pass on this - I mean, this is redundant tech...

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