“If you think growth is over at Apple, you have another thing coming,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR. “And if you think Apple’s core iPhone business is on the brink of decline, you haven’t been paying attention at all.”
“Current-generation wireless charging solutions like Qi are nice. A smartphone equipped with the required hardware can simply be placed on a charging pad, or on anything with a built-in wireless charger, and its battery will begin to recharge. It’s more convenient than fussing with cables but it’s not quite as exciting as the technology that will refuel all of our devices in the future,” Epstein reports “No, that technology will look much more like the product Energous has created.”
“Dubbed WattUp, Energous has built a two-part system that allows practically any type of device to be recharged wirelessly from distances of up to 15 feet,” Epstein reports. “There is a good amount of evidence out there to suggest that Energous has landed a major partner with which it will bring its technology to market, and that its partner is Apple… The immediate impact will remove the need to be proactive in charging your iPhone — it will just happen. And in the long term as the technology improves and proliferates, people won’t ever even have to think about charging their devices again. But the implications for Apple’s bottom line should be just as compelling for investors.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If not for iPhone 7/Plus, perhaps for iPhone 7s/Plus. And users will want Apple wireless charging transmitters everywhere.
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