Should wireless charging become a standard in the cellular phone market yet?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by east85, Jul 23, 2012.

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Should wireless charging become a standard in the cellular phone market yet?

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  1. east85 macrumors 65816

    east85

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    Do you think that the technology is there at the moment to at least include wireless charging technology? I suppose even for Apple this could be a major selling point, marketed as "revolutionary" if they were ever to do such a thing. It kind of runs on the ethos of simplicity by eliminating cables. What are your thoughts on this?
     
  2. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    My HP TouchPad wirelessly charges, out of the box. Apple doing it wouldn't be revolutionary.
     
  3. Kestrel452 macrumors regular

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    I'd rather be able to use my phone while it's charging. I imagine that if it was confined to sitting on a cradle I couldn't be able to hold it or type on it. Until we develop true wireless electricity and stop deluding ourselves with conductive mats I don't think it will catch on.
     
  4. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Whats the point of wireless technology if I have to keep the phone on a surface? :confused: Until it can wirelessly charge my phone while its near my face without burning my face off I prefer the plug.
     
  5. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    As others have said, unless there's a way to do it without it having to rest on some sort of charging pad/matt, it's kinda pointless since the phone needs to remain in place -- just as it would if it were plugged into an outlet/USB port.
     
  6. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    I bet the iPhone 5 will have inductive charging. Apple always needs a new hook.
     

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