Apple Obtains Solar-Powered Devices Patent, Solar-Charged Your iPhone & iPad

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Apple was recently awarded a patent for solar-powered devices. Just imagine this, using solar energy to charge your future iPhone, iPad, iPod, and/orMacBook. We’re not 100% sure that this is the direction Apple will take this latest patent, but we have no reason to think otherwise. Check out the general description of the patent:

Portable devices having multiple power interfaces are described herein. According to one embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device includes, but is not limited to, a processor, a memory coupled to the processor for storing instructions, when executed from the memory, cause the processor to perform one or more functions, a battery coupled to provide power to the processor and the memory, and a battery charging manager coupled to charge the battery using power derived from a plurality of power sources including a solar power source. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.

Interesting? I’m not against it. Are you? How do you feel about possibly charging your device through solar energy, which I’m sure would be a second option?

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