Apple and Samsung Move Towards Wireless Charging?

Posted March 8, 2013 at 4:49pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11265 views
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DigiTimes is out with a new report that says Apple and Samsung are expected to add wireless charging to their devices in 2013.

Samsung is expected to adopt Qi wireless charging technology run by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) for its next flagship model, the Galaxy S IV, the sources indicated. However, the Galaxy S IV may not come with embedded wireless charging capability. Instead, users are required to buy replacement back covers for their smartphone for access to a charging pad, the sources indicated.

Apple is likely to adopt the wireless charging technology developed internally, but it remains unknown if the next-generation iPhone will come with built-in wireless charging capability or with other attached accessories, said the sources.


Apple SVP Phil Schiller poured cold water on wireless charging rumors last fall when he noted the charger still needs to be plugged into the wall so it's unclear how much convenience they add. "Having to create another device you have to plug into the wall is actually, for most situations, more complicated," Schiller said.

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Rockne1865 - March 18, 2013 at 2:45am
Phones & other devises that use small amounts of power can be charged by radio frequency radio signals are broadcast power amplitude modulation can be received with a coil antenna & a diode all they need is the wave length & you've got a charger!
Pachi - March 10, 2013 at 3:55pm
They stole my idea.
Spacemonkey - March 8, 2013 at 6:47pm
Eh? Of course it still needs to be plugged into the wall, where else is it gonna get its power from? Satellites? What do you mean he poured cold water over the rumour? Surely anyone with a brain has worked out the charging plate needs to be plugged in. Fucking moron.
asda - March 9, 2013 at 4:58am
Atleast you won't entangle yourself with cables and can carry your phone/any new devices with this technology around depending on how far the charging can reach you dork.... Use your brains, they didnt say they gonna use satellites/shit, we don't know until they say so....
Spacemonkey - March 11, 2013 at 4:23am
You won't be able to carry it around. It's a charging plate, using standard wireless charging technology's. Meaning the device must be in contact with the plate... You won't be able to walk around/move with it. Technology hasn't got that far yet for consumer products. You use your brain you fucking idiot.
Dragan - March 8, 2013 at 6:42pm
Nokia did it first with Lumia 920: http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/accessory/dt-900/
kenshin - March 8, 2013 at 9:02pm
No real news here
bb - March 8, 2013 at 5:44pm
Any intellectual comments???
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