Apple Working On Battery That Holds Charge For Weeks
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Batteries as you know them may become a thing of the past for your Apple products as the company hopes to use hydrogen cells to produce lighter batteries that could last for weeks.
The company is staying on the cutting edge as they have recently submitted applications for patents to create new energy sources for their products.
The filings that the company submitted seem to have rather bold promises of allowing electronics to run for days or weeks without having to be recharged.
Not only would their plan to use hydrogen fuel cells get rid of ‘the need for a bulky and heavy battery’ but it would also help the environment.
Lighter and longer: The proposed hydrogen fuel batteries would allow Apple products to weigh less and last for weeks without being recharged
By switching from standard batteries which use toxic chemicals to hydrogen, the by-products of the new technology would only be water and electrical energy.
‘Our country’s continuing reliance on fossil fuels has forced our government to maintain complicated political and military relationships with unstable governments in the Middle East, and has also exposed our coastlines and our citizens to the associated hazards of offshore drilling,’ the company wrote in it’s patent application.
‘These problems have led to an increasing awareness and desire on the part of consumers to promote and use renewable energy sources,’ it continued.
The idea of hydrogen fuel technology isn’t new, but this is the clearest indication of exactly what the company intends to do to improve users experiences with the iPod or iPhone.
Apple Insider reported that the first round of patent applications on the subject came in October when they filed papers that mentioned ‘lighter and more efficient hydrogen fuel cells’.