A British company has cracked the fuel cell miniaturization code to the extent that they have outfitted a thin iPhone 6 with a hydrogen battery that can allow it to last a week, while keeping its original rechargeable battery inside intact. Apple, which patented such a system way back in 2011, is apparently watching closely the developments, and working with the Brits from Intelligent Energy on potential applications of this vaporware juicer.
We say vaporware, as that's the only inconvenience registered with the hydrogen battery - a small amount of water vapor emitted through dedicated tiny vents at the back. The execs from Intelligent Energy are currently mulling over the pricing of the swappable cartridges, which they have designed to fit snugly at the bottom of future phones that might uptake the technology. Apparently, they might go for the price of a pumpkin spice latte or so, which is bearable. For now, the prototype iPhone 6 with the weeklong fuel cell battery is recharged via an adapted audio jack socket, which is as elegant a solution as it sounds.