Apple Patent Shows Off Future Of Wireless Charging

Posted: Apr 28 2017, 6:24am CDT | by , in Apple


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Apple Patent Shows Off Future of Wireless Charging

Tech sends wireless power and data at the same time

A new Apple patent application has turned up and it shows something that could really change how we charge devices like iPhones and iPads. With rumors suggesting that the iPhone 8 will have wireless charging capability, lots of people are thinking about this tech right now. Current wireless charging tech requires that you place your device on a charging pad and if that pad isn't right beside you, some of that convenience is lost.

Apple's patent app shows a system that would piggyback wireless power right on the same spectrum that WiFi routers used to transmit data reports HotHardware. This could mean in the future your WiFi signals deliver internet access and charge your smartphone. The application isn't specific on which bandwidth is required for the wireless data transmission, it could be a 2.4GHz router or a 5GHz router.

The patent app even notes that 60GH bands used for WiGig would support power transmission as well. Your current WiFi gear would be unable to transmit power, you would need another device to support this power trick.Special antennas would be needed for power transmission. This tech could usher in a completely new and much improved world of wireless charging that could see us roaming around the house on our phones while the battery is charged even if the device is in our pocket.

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