When the very first Palm Pre was launched some users were more excited about one of its accessories, which was called Touchstone. What was so special about this is how it used conductive charging to charge its battery – something that others have now started to copy. However, Apple might copy the conductive charging concept for the iPhone 6, but take it that one-step further.
Before we get ahead of ourselves here we have to remind you that this is currently just a patent, but what a patent. Those clever people over at Apple are said to be looking into wireless charging, so all you need to do is have the device close to a computer but not actually connected.
This is said to use NFC technology, so we know that it will not be on the iPhone 5, as we were informed that it would not be in that model – not much else for that matter. What this would mean for the user is no need for a mat to charge your iOS device, so this would make conductive charging look pedestrian by comparison.
Now Physorg has not made any mention as to what Apple device could use said technology, but it has to be one of their iOS devices. We came up with the assumption of the iPhone 6, as we are more than certain that this is the model that will have radical changes. However, let us not forget that most of these Apple patents never see the light of day – so this could be another one of those out-there ideas.
What makes us think that there could be some truth to this one though is how Apple is working hard to stop the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch from being reliant on a cable, which is where iCloud comes in. Watch this space.