iMac Of The Future Could Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

iMac Of The Future Could Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

Wireless charging is already here, but in most instances, the charge base is tethered to a power strip. Not so elegant. What if charging a phone/tablet/MP3 player was as simple as placing it near your computer?

Apple has worked with the MIT-affiliated WiTricity in the past on research projects involving computers as wireless charging stations. Now, WiTricity has independently conjured up a proof-of-concept that does just that. Place a compatibile device near the iMac (check out the white charge module on the underside of the iMac screen at the four-minute mark of the above video), and it begins charging. Wonderfully simple, no? [MacRumors]