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    I would cream myself the first day this was released.

    Excuse my expression but I'm serious! That would be sooooo sweeeet!!!

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    I think most of you are missing the significance of this. Any ambient light would be sufficient to provide a trickle charge to the battery. This could add up to a big energy savings over time. I don't think Apple intends people to only think of this in terms of charging a dead battery in strong sunlight.

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    For those of you who cant wait

    iPhone Solar Panel Charger - Green Tech at Vavolo.com

    Specification:

    * Power Output: 5.5V\160mA, 5V\120mA
    * Maximal Charging Capacity: 1350mAh
    * Output Voltage: 5.0V~5.4V
    * Power Current: 500mA~800mA
    * Charging Time: 180 minutes(Depends on cell phone)
    * Computer Or Adapter Charging Time: 5hours
    * Temperature Range: -4F to 131F, -20C to 55C
    * Dimension: 106 x 69 x 16 mm

    so if this device take 180 minute imagine how long it will take with just a few cells
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    Default Pointless my***
    Quote Originally Posted by GregTheWang View Post
    This. Is. Absolutely. Pointless.

    Seriously, how long do you have to put this out in the sun to power a battery eating monster of a jailbroken iPhone?

    Why is this poitless. It does not have to be in sunlight only artificial light will work but not as good. It will add extra cost to the phone but the being able to charge without hooking up to cable will be great. I guess you can not think clearly if you think it is pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMirc View Post
    For those of you who cant wait

    iPhone Solar Panel Charger - Green Tech at Vavolo.com

    Specification:

    * Power Output: 5.5V160mA, 5V120mA
    * Maximal Charging Capacity: 1350mAh
    * Output Voltage: 5.0V~5.4V
    * Power Current: 500mA~800mA
    * Charging Time: 180 minutes(Depends on cell phone)
    * Computer Or Adapter Charging Time: 5hours
    * Temperature Range: -4F to 131F, -20C to 55C
    * Dimension: 106 x 69 x 16 mm

    so if this device take 180 minute imagine how long it will take with just a few cells
    It's all about the area (mostly), and with this new described method, you can put the solar cells behind the lcd screen. And that doesn't mean that the area will be smaller...

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    Quote Originally Posted by imode69 View Post
    I think most of you are missing the significance of this. Any ambient light would be sufficient to provide a trickle charge to the battery. This could add up to a big energy savings over time. I don't think Apple intends people to only think of this in terms of charging a dead battery in strong sunlight.
    Look he undrstands!
    If anything was usefull a thanks would be great!

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    The Best Thing about this is that when you check under Apple's Instructions for Optimal Battery Treatment, you will find that it tells you not to expose it to heat/sunlight, cause it decreases the batteries "overall lifetime".

    So as of now, the more you'd charge it with solar power, the fewer energy it will hold in the future. Now thats Genius! Completely defeats the purpose. Btw, i just saw one of those "Solar chargers" for handheld devices for 10 bucks after Rebate lol. If you think this is cool, save yourself the wait and buy it now.

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    Just a random thought: what if your iPhone is already charged to full capacity, and you take it out in the sun? Would it keep charging?

    Probably a stupid question but I'm not sure if it would work like a regular battery.

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    Thats crazy...

    Its hard to believe soon a solar powered phone will be in mass production soon...

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