New Apple Patent Hints At Wireless Charging For The iPhone And iPad

A new Apple patent discovered by AppleInsider shows plans for new product packaging and that though nice, is still pretty boring. What's most relevant about the new packaging is that it may hint at future where iPhones and iPads would charge wirelessly.

The new packaging patent for the iPhone and iPad shows "unobtrusive packaging" which means the package would just show the actual product itself, not a picture. This sort of "unobtrusive packaging" isn't new of course (heck Apple uses it for the Magic Mouse) but they typically don't allow for charging to take place. In the patent, Apple shows an option of using an RF power transmitter where there's a base station that transmit power to the receivers (which would be the packaging itself).

Of course with patents being patents and iPhones and iPads selling as they do, who knows how useful this method will be. One thing for sure: it sure would be nice to charge your iPhone without any wires. [Apple Insider]

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