Apple has a lot of weapons to compete and make sure that the good reviews on Samsung Galaxy S8 does not last. It has to use the best weapon which is innovation to achieve its purpose.
According to recently filed patents, Apple is experimenting with new forms of wireless charging technology for iPhones in the future.
The tech giant is tinkering with a particular method that could perhaps one day let you wirelessly charge your iPhones from your home internet router, Apple Insider reports. The patent application in question is for a “Wireless Charging and Communications Systems With Dual-Frequency Patch Antennas” a technique for transferring power to electronic devices over data communications frequencies.
According to the report, the WiFi router in question may be used to wirelessly transfer power at microwave or millimetre wave frequencies, using the patch antennae as a way to ‘steer’ the power beams. However, Apple’s patent doesn’t go into any details of in-house research, it merely covers the theoretical applications of the technology to their purpose.
However, wireless charging for the iPhone has been a rumour that’s been circulating for a while now, though we’re not likely to see this particular feature in the upcoming iPhone Edition. A patent filing is only an indication of what avenues the company is exploring, and whether or not the technology ever actually manifests depends on both feasibility, as well as the manufacturing efficiency possible when including it in a new device.