Will the Apple iPhone 7 feature this game changing technology?

According to a report published today, a small start-up company named Energous has shaken hands with Apple to bring its WattUp technology to the iPhone. Reportedly, Apple will have the exclusive rights to the technology, which allows devices to be charged wirelessly from distances as far away as 15 feet. All that is required is for an Energous chip to be added inside a device...
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56. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Poor Alik you need to understand what are taken into consideration for games. Vulkan is out and comming to android and is a low level api for direct GPU access so this kind of situation will be solved. As i countlessly explained android is a virtual machine running over linux so the software has a hard time accessing directly the hardware. But Vulkan as direct GPU access in fact even more direct than metal thats apple use. Finally note 4 struggles to run some game at full fps because its has much more pixel to run. you know my wife laptop can run same game my gamers laptop run but i run them at 1080p+ she run them at 720p or less you know how resolution affect games right Alik? My moto x play run RR3 smoothly at 1080p. As you said to others.. you dont know what goes behind the scenes of the game you play thats quite sad for you :)

67. AlikMalix unregistered

Same damn argument - different guy... Resolution is great; resolution is the culprit; resolution is the best thing since touch screen, resolution makes my phone lag. Dude, that's another point - but like I said, my 5s and 6s are sharp: sharp images, sharp pictures, sharp games and text. And I don't suffer from blaming my lag issues on resolution. iPhone 5s has lower resolution, but it also has fraction of the specs - so tit-for-tat... My point wasn't to fight you on resolution, my point was that iPhones do make strides- and great leaps (but go ahead pick s**t out of context, ignore what I'm replying to, and carry this conversation into the same BS argument we have over and over and over again).

65. htcisthebest

Posts: 433; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

You don't necessarily need fingerprint sensor for security. Look at what Microsoft did with iris scanner on their Lumia 950 series. That's amazing technology! It's more advanced and less prone to hacking than fingerprint scanner and it works in dark environments too.

68. AlikMalix unregistered

You missed my point - look at the comment in replying to... And I prefer an FP as it unlocks while I'm picking up my phone or taking it out of the pocket. If you like to constantly give your phone a stare to unlock - that's your business, while I don't even see my home screen anymore unless I tap the power button to wake the phone instead of home screen. It's just more convenient. My point was (and you must read the comment I'm replying to first), Apple has been introducing "game hanging tech" every year because android manufacturers all follow suit to implement that same feature year later.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Now that's...Watt's Up.

5. Unordinary unregistered

Well if it does, expect to see it in the S8. Lol

8. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Only 4 days until we see what Samsung did about force touch...if anything.

15. Unordinary unregistered

Saves me a lot of time tbh. I hope they implement it because if you spend time using it (not a two week trial buy from the Apple Store or Bestbuy / a 20 minute visit picking up the phone lol) it's very intuitive. I plan on getting the S7 (unless it's a let down).

58. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Used the iphone 6S plus for nearly a month and half my boss forced me because i do tech support. Not impressed at all with force touch i dont like it to be truthfull. On the other hand i was impressed with video quality. Picture quality is not bad but below many others phone but video are the best i ever saw on mobile phone.

20. engineer-1701d unregistered

god i hope not from all reviewers most dont even use and forgot about ft and synaptics is pushing for more manufacturers to use it only 1 last year, and apples getting sued for stealing the 3d touch tech anyways again taking without paying

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2325; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

How much electricity will this expend? Will charging be colossally long to where it's not worth using unless you're asleep or gone? Is this going to be healthy for the battery? I'll continue being a reasonable skeptic of this charging category as a whole until these questions are answered.

7. combatmedic870

Posts: 982; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well....in 5 years apple will release this. They dont even have quick charge yet...yes you can with an iPad charger. But it's not sold with the iPhone.

9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2250; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

One has to wonder whether this will have any negative impact on our health. I just can't see how this wouldn't at least have a very small percentage increase in getting cancer.

21. engineer-1701d unregistered

everything gives you cancer is you know how much s**t you breath in buildings or homes and the magnetic lines of flux from large power lines you would live like a hermit

59. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

With all this already in place i agree with Phil not to add more to it. Enuf is enuf :)

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But the technology also have the same issues as wifi. The further you move away, the less effective the power source. If you want it to charge a reasonable speed, you would need to be within 1 metre. If you are playing an HD game, would the power of the phone exceed what this device can charge at, which means in a HD graphical game, your phone won't be charging as was the case with the iPad. It sacked so much power, the charger didn't provide enough power to even charge it while you're playing games. It's like having a gas pump that can travel 3 miles, but your car burned more gas than what the source puts out. But if they can pull it off, that would be cool. Wonder are they going to use this as an excuse for still having small batteries.

11. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Haters gonna hate, but Apple will crush the world again period :)

16. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The impact isnt that big, mr iamacat

18. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

The world was here long before Apple and will be here long after they are gone. It will also still be here long after you are dead and buried 6-feet underground. They won't be crushing anything Apple cheerleader.

22. engineer-1701d unregistered

think moron its not apples again they shake hands for licensing deal other companies are doing the same thing

40. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” You are making me RoTfLmFaO, Apple believing in technology. Really. They still don't have 720p screen, and so much other features missing. Apple fans are more haters to Android, because you all live in the past.

41. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

As others have said, they do spend a reasonable amount of resources on R&D in specific areas, but they don't just go off to build some product completely outside their current focus areas (unless seen as a potential game changer), and they even drop relatively successful projects and products in return for being the best at what they do.

60. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Ako drank too much Apple coolaid.

12. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Many companies have been working on such technology. They never mass produced it because of health issues. These are very strong electro magnetic waves which could create headaches, high blood pressure, internal bleeding and etc. I am so happy that I am not an iSheep ending up in the emergency rooms because, I was too lazy to charge my phone with a cord.

23. engineer-1701d unregistered

or have a phone with a bigger battery

13. darkoman4

Posts: 181; Member since: May 30, 2014

If it was up to Nikola Tesla, we would have had this technology before my grandfather was born.

24. engineer-1701d unregistered

hell if things went that way we would have hover cars using magnetic res in the roads like i emailed tesla and gm on over 2 years ago

14. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Lets see how this goes. I think it will be difficult to accomodate fast charging in such tecgnology unless the phone is very close to the transmitter.

32. Biernot unregistered

750p Display Master Race

47. HonestRealist

Posts: 196; Member since: Jan 25, 2016

Forecast: Apple does it. Droid boys hate as usual. Words will fly on tech blog sites, 99% of the people commenting don't count for s**t anyways, as their words will not change the undeniable course of history, Samsung follows suite a year later. The whole industry eventually follows after. At the end of the day. Bottom line remains the same, as it always does.
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