“Everything that he said that Apple had no interest in eventually came to be. After Apple’s special iPhone 5 event earlier this month, Phil Schiller tried to do the same thing in respect to wireless inductive charging,” Purcher reports. “Was his ‘marketing speak’ just another head-fake?”
Purcher reports, “Well, according to a new patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple’s engineers never got the memo on Apple not being interested wireless inductive charging. In fact the crazy ones in Cupertino hit a home run with a winning in-depth inductive charging dock this time around. This design doesn’t have a funny-funky pole like past designs. No, this one has some pretty interesting twists and will come with a handy user interface and much, much more.”
Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: Schiller also reportedly stated in an email to a customer inquiry, “We do not plan on making a dock for the iPhone 5,” but, if so, why does Apple’s iPhone 5 Guide refer to an “iPhone Dock (sold separately)?”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Joe Architect" for the heads up.]
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