iPhone, iPods to be Solar Powered?

iPhone, iPods to be Solar Powered?

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A recent patent discovery by MacRumors indicates that Apple is investigating the use of solar power in mobile devices.

Solar power has been investigated for some time by manufacturers; however, major issues such as space and durability have always been a roadblock.

The most interesting technique described by Apple, however, is the integration of the solar panels behind the actual LCD screen of a portable device. The solar panel would absorb ambient light that passes through the LCD screen of the device. This could eliminate any additional footprint typically required by the solar panels. If successfully implemented, Apple's iPhone, iPod and laptops, could require no outward changes in design to add solar power.

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iPhone, iPods to be Solar Powered?
Source: MacRumors
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iGuerra - May 27, 2008 at 10:05am
The combination of the two power sollutions would be perfect.
yo mama
yo mama - May 26, 2008 at 9:55pm
the solar power+ the dock or just solar power???
iGuerra - May 26, 2008 at 3:39pm
it would be awesome if it comes out with the new 3g iphone.
WTF - May 26, 2008 at 1:24pm
First comment!!! it would be awesome if they figure out this solar charge idea! sweett!!!