The MacBook Wireless is charging the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch in a gamble of newly granted Apple patents. They describe two-way charging coils that can be used to charge the MacBook itself, but allow the MacBook to charge other devices.
The patents also show an iPad charging the iPad and Watch (right) and follow a separate patent application for the Magsafi battery case, which can charge both the iPhone and the set of iPads.
The pair of patents, both granted today, patented Apple Spot.
Apple started by pointing out that it is working towards standard cables – only the iPhone now has to be transferred to USB-C – each device may need its own power supply, especially during travel.
Some electronic devices include one or more rechargeable batteries that may require external power to recharge. Often, these devices can be charged using a simple or standard electronic connector or simply. For example, some devices can be charged using a universal serial bus (“USB”) connector or cable. However, despite having a standard connector and cable, a separate or dedicated power supply may be required to charge each device. In some cases, having a separate power supply for each device can be heavy for use, storage, and / or transportation.
Patents contain the language of regularly synthesized patents to ensure that the claims are as broad as possible.
A portable electronic device featuring: a perimeter forming the rear surface of the portable electronic device; Combined with a display enclosure and opposite to the front surface of a portable electronic device that forms a front surface of a portable electronic device; Providing electrical energy for a battery and display within the enclosure and a transmit inductive coil located between the enclosure and the display and rear surface of the enclosure, the transmitting coil is configured to transmit wireless power through the anterior surface of the enclosure Locating (6)
Electronic devices may include built-in coils that can be configured for electrical communication with inductive coils of external electronic devices. In some tangible forms, the tendency of electrical communication can take coils as transmitting coils and / or coils as capable of transmitting energy between electronic devices. This transmission of power can increase the battery charge of the power receiving electronic device and at the same time reduce the charge of the power transmitting battery. The propeller coils of an electronic device capable of transmitting electricity to an external electronic device may only allow the battery of the electronic device to be charged using another electronic device. Similarly, charging one or more devices may require only a single power cord or a power cord that includes electrically connected inductive coils.
The downside, though, is that you use a single power cord or a base wireless charger to charge the MacBook – the MacBook charges wirelessly by placing other Apple devices on the front or back of the MacBook.
Of course, it’s already possible to use the MacBook as a wired charger for multiple Apple devices: I’ve started using the 16-inch MacBook Pro while traveling at once, which provides 15 watts of power instead of 4.5 or 5.5 watts of the previous model.
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