Apple Considering Using Solar Panels In Its Future Devices
But, as DigiTimes wrote, small solar panels need more development before they can be used in consumer devices.
However, according to Taiwan-based solar firms, these niche markets will need a longer time to develop. Samsung’s solar-powered netbook adopts a unique sized solar cell, added industry sources, and the number of solar cells used is less than rooftop solar systems, hence it is unlikely for solar-powered consumer products to form a solid market in the short term.
Apple has already showed interest in solar panel technology and even
In addition, earlier this month, Wall Street Journal published a report – apparently based on both sources and Apple – that the company is working on a “new way of charging” for iPhone 6, launching in 2012. As previously discussed, this new way of charging is probably some kind of inductive charging, which means that now Apple is considering multiple ways of charging for its devices.
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