Apple has reportedly filed a pair of patents working on a long-range wireless charging solution since long. For all the Apple fans, there’s the big news, Apple is going to bring a new technology through which you would be able to charge your iPhone from across the room.According to the official notes which are revealed by the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), the new technology will sport a system which will be configured to transmit power wirelessly over a wireless power transmission link. This indicates that it could supply power to multiple devices which includes both wired and wireless connections.Wireless charging has become a reality but long-range wireless charging which is still challenging, because of a breakneck decrease in the power available to devices as they get away from the charger.The new technology allows the users to set up the charge transfers in a particular order of priority. There will be a power adapter linked to multiple electronic devices in the same communication network.
This patent is also hinting towards Apple’s efforts to explore ways to prioritize the different devices within the wireless charging system’s range. If this technology would become a reality then the user can tell the system to charge the iPad before the iPhone, or iPhone or iPad before the iWatch, or any priority order based on their usage patterns.The first patent describes the most intelligent wireless charging that knows the order of priority for charging the device and the second patent explains a system in which a wireless power transmitting device may transmit power wirelessly to a wireless power receiving device.Patents do not confirm anything solid on their own. So, it’s too early to predict that these patents will eventually make it into production or not. But it clearly shows Apple’s rigorously efforts on both software and hardware to wireless charging devices a reality in the market sooner than later.
The advancements in technology are immensely growing day by day.If you don’t have the latest version of a smartphone or any other electronic gadget you might be missing some insanely awesome features just like the wireless charging one. If you’re an iPhone user or planning to become one, this is a great news for you. A patent product with a new technology was filed by Apple which suggests wireless charging of future iPhones from across the room.According to the officially published notes by US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), this new product will be “configured to wireless transmit power over the wireless power transfer link.” It means that this new system may charge multiple devices simultaneously with both wired as well as wireless connections.
Apple is currently focusing on short-range wireless charging only because long-range wireless charging is not feasible. Because as the distance increases from the charger, power decreases rapidly and there’s a limited amount of power which can be transmitted to a single device.This RF-based short-range wireless charger would allow users to set up their wireless charging devices in a certain order. This method will link a single power adapter to various electronic devices in its proximity.
A system having a power adapter may supply power to electronic devices. Electronic devices with the battery could be charged such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, PCs, smartwatches, fitness bands etc. Charging to the electronic devices would occur both using wired as well as a wireless medium. The system with an online user account will create a communication network and would be connected to the charging devices in its proximity. The system will save information from users such as battery state, the priority of charging devices, usage history, calendar and few other information. And this system will transfer different amount of power to different devices connected to it using an optimum power transfer strategy.Patents don’t necessarily mean something solid. Hence, nothing further can be suggested. But this definitely tells that Apple is working hard on creating a wireless charging device.