iPhone 6 rumored to support an alternative charging method

iPhone 6 rumored to support an alternative charging method
Apple's 5th generation of the iPhone has yet to hit the market, but rumors about its successor are already circulating the web. However, the speculations that we are dealing with today have nothing to do with the device's display size, camera type, storage capacity, or anything else that is on the list of iPhone 5 rumors that we have come across so far.

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

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