New battery technology suitable for future iPhone promises tripled power density, full charge in minutes

“A new battery technology has been developed by a team led by the original creator of lithium-ion battery, promising safer batteries that can hold three times as much power —and charge in minutes, rather than hours,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider.

“A team from the University of Texas, led by 94-year-old John Goodenough has developed what is being called an ‘all-solid-state’ lithium-ion battery cell,” Wuerthele reports. “Batteries constructed using the new technology are noncombustible, have a long cycle life, and boast much faster rates of charge and discharge.”

“The technology is scalable to nearly all potential applications including the iPhone, the MacBook Pro, large energy banks like needed in a car, or something like the Tesla PowerWall,” Wuerthele reports. “The University of Texas Office of Technology Commercialization is actively negotiating license agreements with multiple companies in the battery industry.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Sounds like the Holy Grail of Batteries!

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  1. I do not understand why John Goodenough never won a nobel prize in chemistry. Maybe this one will bring it if it replaces all current batteries. It’s only fitting g that the creator of li-on cells is the one to finally make a breakthrough.

  2. “This is great news! Now I can make my Apple products paper thin and get mediocre battery life. Who cares that the Apple fans want more battery life…” Jony Ives

  3. It’s not as though Apple is going to have any exclusivity rights over this new type of battery. Other companies will have the same increased battery life as Apple has. That’s something Apple should try to corner with an acquisition or pay for a year’s exclusivity to give Apple some sort of advantage for at least a short time.

  4. See you back here in two or three years, after this new tech manages to overthrow the current tech. IOW: There’s a lot invested in current lithium ion battery technology, therefore expect STODGE getting in the way of replacing it.

    In the meanwhile, I highly recommend watching David Pogue’s recent program for PBS Nova in the USA:

    Search for the Super Battery

    He demonstrates, among other things, ANOTHER lithium battery technology that’s currently in-the-lab that provides excellent safety with very good energy density.

    Positive Change Is Good.

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