Solar-celled powered iPhone (or iPods?)

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  1. touchhacker101

    touchhacker101 Member

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    Apple has just filed a patent on putting solar cells on portable devices. This would be very cool



    It's possible that Apple's future just got sunnier.

    Employees at computer, phone and software company Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) have filed a patent to place solar cells on portable devices, Trade the News reported Monday.

    Outfitted with such technology, Apple’s devices, like the iPhone, could have photovoltaic cells stacked underneath LCD touch screens, thus maximizing the area available for harnessing the sun.

    The filing said that information regarding the performance of a device’s solar cells could be displayed on the main screen next to info for battery power, text message alerts and time of day. Or this information could also appear on top of the solar cells themselves, which are likely to display some version of the Apple logo.

    In any case, Apple's new technology could herald the next generation of wireless mobility. Without the need to electrically charge devices--either via outlets or USB cables--users could at last start to break free from on-the-grid power connections.

    Apple is certainly not the one in this field field. Mobile product manufacturers have looked at solar energy for some time, as consumers demand more battery power from portable devices.


    Source: Forbes --> http://www.forbes.com/2008/05/26/ap...m_0526markets14.html?partner=yahoobuzz&ybf1=1
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    Somebody already posted this not too long ago......
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    oh, oops. some mod should delete it.

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