Apple working on new, more energy-dense batteries

Apple working on new, more energy-dense batteries
Apple's mobile devices have been generally known for having a pretty good battery life. Nevertheless, the guys at Cupertino are in the works of developing their next latest an greatest invention. Judging by a newly-published patent, which is titled "Increasing Energy Density in Rechargeable Lithium Battery Cells," Apple is attempting to increase the time between charges of their battery cells without the bigger footprint of a bulkier battery.

The new technology involves the implementation of the so-called "multi-step constant-current constant-voltage (CC-CV) charging technique," which will increase the energy density of the new battery cell. More efficient batteries will also allow making them smaller, resulting in a better use of space within the electronic device.

It is still unknown which one of Apple's upcoming devices will introduce the new technology to the market, if any ever will anytime soon. Lets just hope that the new batteries will be immune to self-combustion.

source: AppleInsider via Boy Genius Report



1. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

This is an awesome, useful article. I would bet my life that Apple is the only company in the whole universe attempting to make more efficient batteries! What a break through, cell phones will now have changed forever...

4. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Apple invented the idea of trying to make batteries last longer. Everyone else who tries is just trying to ride their coattails. But don't worry, when batteries do run out, Apple has a way making the whole user experience of plugging it in just that much more rewarding and user friendly. Somehow, that plug connecting "just works" for people.

2. MorePhonesThanNeeded unregistered

"I would bet my life that Apple is the only company in the whole universe attempting to make more efficient batteries!" If you think that I have a truckload of empty space I want to sell you. Sounds like a good thing, but knowing apple these guys like to try to monopolize anything and put a hefty price tag on it.

3. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

You need to go to sarcasm school MP

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010


6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Well if no other company is doing stuff like this then yes. Just because its Apple you guys are immediately turned off. This is a good thing, so I don't know why there's so much hate. Weren't some people saying stuff like the companies need to be making better batteries with all these faster processors coming out or these processors will be pointless? Well here you go

7. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

they really started this whole touchscreen craze, lets see if they can make other manufacturers for android start thinking of battery as a primary concern. I think its a good thing. Who cares if others follow, let them...we win!

8. MorePhonesThanNeeded unregistered

What crap are you guys talking? No other company is doing anything about battery life? Really? Shut up, sounds great but it's still going to be a niche thing and new tech will cost an arm and a leg. Best bet is to minimize power consumption by processors and build programs that don't drain power, better less power hungry screens, more intuitive GPS that doesn't chew through battery and optimizations, optimizations, optimizations. Programs that can efficiently run will be a godsend, so when this technology comes to light, we will options and not have to suffer having only one expensive option for better battery life from cell phones. I pretty much think that Sanyo is still trying to come up with a way for holding charges longer, better and more streamlined power output, ways to make batteries last longer. As for the one thinking I didn't notice sarcasm, you must be blind since I replied in sarcasm...maybe you should attend this sarcasm college you speak so highly of yes?

9. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Haha how stupid can these guys possibly be? My initial comment was more-so a stab at Phone Arena for posting such a terrible article. Battery research is an ongoing research, but as soon as its about apple, "ZOMG PUT IT UP ITS BY APPLE EVEN THOUGH MILLIONS OF OTHER COMPANIES ARE DOING THE EXACT SAME THING!!!!!" Wake up fanboys, Apple isnt run by God..

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