Apart from some electricity companies, solar energy seems to be onthe minds of gadget manufacturers as well. Recently Sony’s patentapplication revealed a solar-powered dual-use device and now it’s Apple envisioning some solar-powereddevices. Patently Apple has revealed a patent for a solar-powered iPhone.
The Cupertino giant has got a better solution to solar-charging than just sticking a bunch of solar panel on the back of the device. Thecompany is planning energy collecting cells that are hidden underneaththe display. The iPhone won’t look much different but whenever in thesun it will juice itself up.
The recent change in the iPhone backside substrate to a non-metalsurface has also opened the doors for the solar panels.
Via: Cult of Mac