iPhone 6 rumored to support an alternative charging method
posted by Nick T. / Jul 07, 2011, 3:42 AM
Some of you have probably heard about inductive charging – a cool way to bring your handset's battery back to life wirelessly. The technology may still have a few obstacles to tackle before it is ready to hit the mainstream, but there is a chance that the iPhone 6, or whatever it will be named, will be able to take advantage of it. We have to point out that the source of the rumor only claims that Apple has been experimenting with alternative charging methods and does not specify what technology will be applied. However, inductive charging looks like a fitting candidate to us, and even though Apple is known for the fact that it restrains itself from adopting new technologies before they have been thoroughly tested, some devices like the HP Veer 4G, for example, do have support for wireless charging right out of the box and seem to be experiencing no troubles with it so far.
Will the iPhone 6 adopt the “revolutionary” inductive charging technology? Well, we will probably not know for sure until the smartphone gets announced at some point next year, but even if the device does support an alternative charging method of some kind, we doubt that it will be anything like those shake-to-charge flashlights.
source: The Wall Street Journal via AppleInsider
Why is everyone being goofy... This tech is pretty cool. I have seen videos where they build the charging pads into a kitchen counter-top. Blenders, toasters etc all can be run without cables!!!! Just think, throw your phone on a table and it charges!!! No matter if you like Apple or not, they do have a way of pushing (or at least helping) tech into the mainstream (aka USB). So if they support this out of the box, it will be just one more step closer to having adoption aka cordless everything. Just think power cords are really what is holding "wireless" back. Changing/charging batteries suck.
posted on Jul 07, 2011, 9:57 AM 0
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what would be cool is that when you set your phone neer enough to get charged it will also conect with wifi so you can sync your phone so eventually it could eliminate the conection port all together. That is one of the main things to break on most phones. Even though from my expierence apples connection even though it is 4 years old or more is still very reliable compared to micro usb.
posted on Jul 07, 2011, 6:08 PM 0
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Ahh.... but it still will not wash my dishes for me or do laundry... oh well. Perhaps the iphone 35 will... I think the iphone 15 will do babysitting for free however, but only if you can still somehow get it on an unlimited data plan and if you are roaming then they reserve the right to cancel your sitters contract without notice... :)
posted on Jul 08, 2011, 1:40 AM 1
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