Yuka Yoneda

iPhone 6 Could Have Wireless Charging and Be Totally Cord Free

by , 07/08/11

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Wait – iPhone 6 already? You might think that we can’t count but industry insiders and Apple fanatics are already speculating on the new features of the 6th generation iPhone – yes, before the 5th generation even debuts! Time Magazine’s Techland pointed out yesterday that with the popularity of inductive charging, which uses electromagnetics to wirelessly charge a device, they wouldn’t be surprised if the sixth iPhone was capable of doing the same. Read on to see what other futuristic features are likely to be included in the iPhone 6′s arsenal.

As evidenced by the past generational improvements of the iPhone, the newer versions will most likely be slimmer and lighter and have a better camera, a heftier pricetag and no reason whatsoever besides vanity to upgrade – but that’s not all. According to the Wall Street Journal, “[Apple] has been experimenting with features such as a new way of charging the phone,” and we’re ecstatic to think that those features may include eco-innovations like a solar powered charger, a kinetic charger or even greener, no charger at all (people who wanted one could buy one separately but if they could use a charger they already own, that would mean a lot less e-waste in our landfills).

Techland also points out that at the Worldwide Developers Conference last month, the iOS 5 demonstrated its ability to receive updates wirelessly. Less wires mean less e-waste too, so we’re definitely looking forward to seeing the newest iPhone incorporate more of this type of technology.

Via Techland

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4 Comments

  1. Vermonter May 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    If Apple cared about it’s workers they would behave differently. If Apple cared about people’s health they would have done more PUBLISHED TRUTHFUL research on WIFI health related issues. If Apple (and the entire industry) cared about people and had done their homework,there would be no Iphones, Ipads, laptops, or WIFI of any kind..Imagine a world with no WIFI..the money not made, the money not invested…..when we finally wake up, it’ll be because we’re all sick and dying.

  2. nickwilliams142 July 16, 2011 at 3:26 am

    this will keep on updating with the passage of time and the ratio of iPhone repair will also increase.

  3. eboy007 July 10, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I hope Apple have done their homework about the long term health risks of wireless charging. Magnetic resonance technology offers much promise. It may one day enable vehicles to be powered without batteries. I suspect that there is no good long term study of the health effects of this technology. No one knows what the effects of putting millions of phones and laptops into the market and the technology may effect people apart from the owners of Apple products.

  4. gregpeters July 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    When Apple focuses more on human rights for workers, improving recyclability and efficiency, and builds headquarters in cities instead of suburbs, THEN I will consider an iphone.

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