Even though Apple has been reluctant to jump on certain bandwagons like NFC or Wireless charging, once you notice the lack of success behind both these technologies, you get to understand why. Neither of these services has gained much traction on giant platforms like Android, so it’s clear that Apple wanted to figure things out before investing. For the first time in years we get to hear Apple having a change of heart, but today we get some serious hints as to some progress in the matter of wireless charging.
Reports all the way from China have Apple already looking for [...]
You’d wonder what the secret is for wireless charging to become ubiquitous. Everything about it is cool, from the fact that you simply place your phone over the pad, to the fact that it’s a standard that works across platforms. Sadly the problem is that it hasn’t really taken off over the last couple of years, and Nokia is finally planning to do something about it.
The company’s VP of Nokia UK & Ireland, Conor Pierce has confirmed that it’ll start to push wireless charging seriously in the future, and that it’ll begin with the launch of [...]
Apple has been doing docks since the launch of the first-generation iPod, and there even was a time when these were bundled with the mobile devices that you bought. We’ve also seen Apple building charging docks for every iPhone and iPad manufactured as well, but what we’ve never seen is Apple go beyond the usual “desk stand” concept of the dock, or at least until now.
Apple filed a patent for a Smart Dock back in 2012, and this just got awarded by the USPTO. As it turns out, this new type of dock doesn’t have the usual cradle design that we know, [...]