Tag Archive: Cells

Future iPhones could have 7-day fuel cells

Apple may be interested in putting hydrogen-powered batteries in future iPhones, extending battery life to up to 7 days per charge. Best of all? You’d charge your iPhone through the headphone jack. Hydrogen-powered batteries have a big advantage over lithium-ion batteries: battery life. By mixing hydrogen and oxygen, hydrogen-powered batteries create electricity, but with a […][Read More…]

Spray-on solar cells could be answer to smartphone battery life problems

Up until the present, the various paintjobs of our phones have existed primarily as a means of personalization. In the near future, they could well be the way that our phones are charged. A new study by the UK’s University…Read more ›

Apple Patents Outline Portable Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Could Power Devices for “Weeks”

Apple wants to power your mobile devices with hydrogen fuel cells according to two patents titled “Fuel Cell System to Power a Portable Computing Device,” and “Fuel Cell System Coupled to a Portable Computing Device.” While portable hydrogen fuel cell systems are nothing new, they are barely portable enough to fit inside of a Macbook let alone and of Apple’s iDevices. However, the patents in question detail a hydrogen fuel cell system much smaller than  [Read More…]

Apple Patents Hint at How iDevices May Go Greener Via Fuel Cells

Based on the content presented in two new patent applications published this week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple continues to search for ways that its technology can become more efficient while simultaneously becoming “greener.” As the intriguing patents suggest, Apple is apparently enamored of fuel cells and the ways in which they may become the future power sources for the company’s line of iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The applications explain that fuel  [Read More…]