Apple Files For Charge Denying Patent

Posted: Jul 19 2007, 2:48pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:54am CDT, in News | Other Stuff


Apple files for Charge Denying Patent
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Electronics are expensive and that makes them targets for thieves. Apple is trying to find ways to prevent gadget theft and has files a patent on a system that would prevent iPhone's and iPod's from charging if connected to a non approved cable.

The part I don’t get about this system is how exactly you would override such a device. What if I lost my charger and had to buy another one? What if I was at a friend’s house and wanted to recharge from their charger?

From the sounds of the system in these cases the device would simply refuse to charge up. Also, what good does it really do me if a thief steals my iPhone to know that he can’t recharge it? My iPhone will still be gone. Via OhGizmo!

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