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    Apple patent suggests wireless device charging


    According to a recent Apple patent, users may one day be able to charge their iPhones and iPads wirelessly. The patent, titled "Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment," describes a way that computers, such as an iMac or MacBook, could charge a device like the iPhone when it is put within three feet of the computer. The technology works using near field magnetic resonance (NFMR) power transmission.

    Now that iOS devices can sync wirelessly, wireless charging would be a godsend and enable users to fully cut the cord. However, another advantage of NFMR power charging goes beyond iOS devices. Imagine never having to replace batteries in Apple's Wireless Keyboard or Magic Mouse. Matter of fact, given the low power requirements for these peripherals, its likely that if Apple does employ NFMR power transmission in future devices, it would likely come to them first. All that would need to be added to a mouse or keyboard is a small coupling antenna.

    Apple patent suggests wireless device charging originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Wed, 15 Jun 2011 02:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.




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    Brain tumours a plenty heading our way at the rate we're going with wireless technology.... walking tumours I'm thinking!


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    Interesting to me that resonance is explicitly called out... I wonder whose IP they're planning to use. I've already seen this in use actually.

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    Hmm this could have Unforseen Consequences! I do hope they're careful and don't provoque a resonance cascade.


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    6 string, I can't believe you are making fun of that poor man. If that's not how you meant it I apologize, but that's surely how I took it. That poor guy can't help that he has massive tumors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by class77 View Post
    6 string, I can't believe you are making fun of that poor man. If that's not how you meant it I apologize, but that's surely how I took it. That poor guy can't help that he has massive tumors.
    I wasn't making fun of him, and surprised you took it that way.

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    Him...who??

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