“Apple’s engineering teams have been researching and developing various inductive charging systems for some time now,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published yet another one of Apple’s inductive charging and because of that we’ve now opened a new ‘Inductive, Wireless Charging’ archive to better keep track of Apple’s work going forward,” Purcher reports. “The archive covers multiple styled charging pads, coils, docks and beyond.”

“The most important work on a wireless charging system dates back to 2012 when Apple introduced us to a Near Field Magnetic Resonance Power system,” Purcher reports. “In contrast Apple’s weirdest inductive charging invention involved a strange-looking charging tower. Today’s invention covers an inductive charging dock that could be used for an Apple Pencil as well as other future devices including a kitchen appliance.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations, in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple certainly got inductive charging right with Apple Watch, so hopes are high for future implementations.