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iZuloo
7th June 2010, 02:56 PM
Apple patent application hints at solar-powered iPhone - Engadget (http://i.engadget.com/2010/06/06/apple-patent-application-hints-at-solar-powered-iphone/)

thoughts? True? False? Awesome?

gehenna
7th June 2010, 02:59 PM
Hope not, I'm never out in the sun!

Jacko30
7th June 2010, 04:50 PM
would be kinda cool but i dont see it producing much power.

NILcorp
7th June 2010, 05:13 PM
It's Apple we're talking about! Solar power - charges while you're talking! :P

ruegen
7th June 2010, 05:16 PM
Considering how little power the iPhone uses, any small amount of power from a solar device is a feasible way of lengthening the battery charge. Even if itís just to power one tiny component like a sensorÖ although considering itís mostly in your pocket or bag itís not going to receive a lot of light.

lord
7th June 2010, 05:22 PM
Considering how little power the iPhone uses, any small amount of power from a solar device is a feasible way of lengthening the battery charge. Even if itís just to power one tiny component like a sensorÖ although considering itís mostly in your pocket or bag itís not going to receive a lot of light.

Think how inefficient they are, and how much direct sunlight hits your iPhone.

Totally impractical.

ruegen
7th June 2010, 06:17 PM
Think how inefficient they are, and how much direct sunlight hits your iPhone.

Totally impractical.

Currently yes, but perhaps Apple has made something new that the world hasn't used yet with it all being intergrated with the screen. I tend to keep an open mind about new tech otherwise we might as well never come up with new stuff if everyone dissed it before use. Kinda like when cars and planes first started hmmm?

Razer
7th June 2010, 06:38 PM
I'd love it. I have a casio watch that has the solar panel under the lcd. Granted this is a very different device but it is possible to put solar panels under displays. I also work outdoors a fair bit and would be happy leaving my phone on the dash of my vehicle while i am out and about. Adding to that, anything that uses a renewable resources less, is a good thing.