"NEC has reported the development of a battery that can be recharged in 30 seconds.The new battery type is called organic radical battery, and can be recharged to the same level of power that nickel-hydrogen cells, which are widely used in digital cameras, portable MD players and other electronic devices. The initial target market for NEC is the computer industry. Hopes are the rapid charging batteries can be used as emergency power sources for computers. Cost of the new batteries should mirror that of existing nickel-hydrogen cells. NEC plans to convert existing production facilities when manufacturing commences." So when can we expect to see these available as 3rd party replacements? Apple would have a very real selling point if you could fully recharge in the time it takes to watch an ad. Go NEC.