iWatch to move iPhone to wireless charging?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jlake02, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. jlake02 macrumors 68020

    jlake02

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    Got to thinking today.. how would they charge the alleged iWatch?

    Plugging a watch in seems a bit silly, even with lightning. Taking off a watch and lying it on a charge pad overnight would make more sense.

    Assuming I'm not crazy, wouldn't it make sense for Apple to extend wireless charging to other products including the iPhone? I can see the commercial where the actor puts his phone and watch on the charge pad (or padless WiTricity/Powercast type tech!) at the end of a day.

    Personally, wireless charging isn't that big of a deal to me, but thinking about the iWatch and the big strips on the back of the iPhone 6 made me wonder...

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    WiTricity/Powercast explanation:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vWq3R2hl_5A
     
  2. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    That'd be pretty handy. Maybe it'll be able to suck the juice from nearby android users. :D
     
  3. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    That would be great if apple were to implement this way of charging. maybe that's what those really thick antenna breaks are for in the iPhone 6 mockups :D
     
  4. makerleone macrumors regular

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    wow that is really great thought, i think apple should think about wireless charging technology. its really cool :cool:
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Not so sure about your "theory" as it would make the watch even MORE bulky to add the required coils to charge it wirelessly.
     
  6. PFKMan23 macrumors regular

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    I would hope that the iPhone would have wireless charging, but if the rumored iWatch is the thing that gets it started, so be it. I just hope the dock isn't too outrageously priced for the iPhone
     
  7. jlake02 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  8. MrX8503 macrumors 68020

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    Well you have to think about the disadvantages of wireless charging. A big one I can think of is efficiency. It would take a lot longer to charge an iPhone with its much larger battery.
     
  9. asharahmed macrumors regular

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    I think that Wireless Charging is a gimmick and I won't use it personally.
     

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