Rumor has it that Apple is working on a new technology whereby the next generation smartphones need not have any charging port. The gadgets will be charged with the help of “electrical connectors”. Without the charging port the phone is going to become a lot sleeker and chic. We came to know about this new technology, on which Apple is working, from the patent that it has submitted recently. This patent was at first filed in 2013 and again it was published on 2nd July, 2015.
The patent document reveals that the “electrical connectors” which would be used for charging the next generation iPhone 7 will be concealed inside the body of the phone. This in turn is also going to make iPhone 7 a lot more sturdy as their will be fewer openings and there are less chance of the software to be exposed to dirt and dust. And at the same time we can expect a sleek and slim iPhone 7.
Apple plans to embed the connectors behind the logo of the brand present on the back of the phone. We are not really sure whether Apple is going to use the same technology as present in Apple watch or use a different technology for charging the phone. In the Watch Apple has introduced magnetic charger for charging the gadget. The same innovation can be used in iPhone 7. Or Apple can embed a wireless charging unit behind the Apple logo. There are also rumors that the Apple icon on the back of the phone is going to contain heart rate counting monitor.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is already integrated with wireless charging unit whereby the gadgets will be charged by simply placing them on a charging pad. Apple being the closest competitor of Samsung cannot fall behind. Therefore, chances of iPhone 7 integrated with a wireless charging unit is high. However, it is difficult to interpret what Apple meant document when it mentioned in the patent “dock or charging station”.
We must also keep in mind that Apple often submits patents for registration, thereby making it really difficult to guess when this technology will be introduced. However, let us be optimistic and hope that iPhone 7 comes with wireless charging unit using this new technology.
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