I've mentioned in the past that Apple seems to have energy conservation at the heart of its latest designs, and we've seen that especially with the long battery life of notebooks running Mavericks and in the very design of Apple's new campus. But in the future, as reported by 9to5 Mac, the Cupertino giant might allow us to harness the power of the sun when we charge our iPhones and iPads.
This week feels like a Back to the Mac kind of week as our deals are super hopping for those of you bound by desks and laps. Never fear, we still have great iOS price cuts, but if you're in the model for upgrading your main machine, this week we're playing your song. Meanwhile, there's this --->
It’s President’s Day here in the U.S., which means most of us are working at half-mast since the banks and post office are closed for business. But the news business never slows down, and in the tech world, a Monday holiday is usually reserved for a few curveballs, such as the curious case of Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard going missing from Netflix streaming in the wake of her death (which turns out to be a case of mistaken license term, apparently). With that in mind, here’s the rest of the news for this slow Monday, February 20, 2012.
There is a whole lot of sun, and Apple would like to use some of its rays to charge your mobile device. This has been a targeted technology for Cupertino since at least 2009, when Apple won its first solar powered portables patent. Now, apparently, solar charging cells on future generation portable Apple devices might just see the light of day.
According to a report from DigiTimes today, Apple has progressed past simply "evaluating" if solar technolgoy was feasable for portable devices, and is now considering “inclusion of Taiwan-based solar firms in [its] supply chain.”