A renowned player operating in the sustainable and smart technologies industry, Apple Inc., has recently filed a patent agreement with the US Patent and Trademark Office to set up wireless charging transfers for its flagships. This newsflash has given an extraordinary peek to Apple device users into what kind of premium mobile device charging options the tech giant might provide in the future.
With Apple’s new patent application filing, industry experts speculate the long-range wireless charging to soon become a reality by 2018. Sources suspect that, Apple’s patent significantly relies on the technology of Energous, a prominent wireless charging market giant, that has recently received a certification from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Reports also reveal that the two tech behemoths, Apple and Energous, have been working together since 2014 to develop zero-contact wireless chargers for iPhones.
Speaking of Apple and Energous’ partnership, industry analysts deemed this to have a notable impact on the disruptive trends of wireless charging market.
Earlier news that underlines FCC’s certification of Energous’ wireless technology, reports that its transmitter will be able to power up batteries for the phones that are within the range of three feet. For the record, wireless charging technology in Apple’s patent filing will also be significantly based on the radio frequency (RF) technology.
Sources cite that, Apple has been aggressively investing in developing wireless charging technology for quite some time and has joined the wireless power consortium in February 2017. Reportedly, the tech titan acquired a leading wireless charging market player PowerbyProxi, recently in October 2017, to conjointly launch a wireless charging mat AirPower, which is capable of charging the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPod.
Apple’s latest flagships, encompassing the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus, and iPhone X according to company reports are all equipped with wireless charging capabilities.