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I'm sure having a solar panel on my iPhone will do a lot of good. It's either in my pocket or against my face, and usually indoors. The sun isn't
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    I'm sure having a solar panel on my iPhone will do a lot of good. It's either in my pocket or against my face, and usually indoors. The sun isn't shining too brightly inside my pocket, nor against my face, and not inside, unless I hold the phone up to a south-facing window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
    That wouldnt make sense. Don;t you all remember the temperature warnings on the iphone? WOuld exposing your i-device to extreme heat/sun be wise? I think not. I can understand solar chargers, but not solar panels on the actual phone. The time it would take to get a significant charge on an iPhone or iPod touch from solar panels(which would be extremely small) would most likely damage the phone from heat exposure. Just my thought...
    Not only that, but you would have to leave the iphone in the sun all day to get 5 minutes of R/C flying out of it!

    BTW, there already are some devices with built in mini solar panels that work pretty good. Casio G-Shock watches are a good example. I have had mine for 6 years, and it can run without direct sunlight for months. They also do not require setting the time since they are synced with an atomic clock signal! It still keeps perfect time and runs great.

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    very interesting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsatryan View Post
    I'm sure having a solar panel on my iPhone will do a lot of good. It's either in my pocket or against my face, and usually indoors. The sun isn't shining too brightly inside my pocket, nor against my face, and not inside, unless I hold the phone up to a south-facing window.
    it only takes light for a solar cell to react. artificial or real. doesnt matter =i. the point of this wouldnt be to fully charge the phone. as that would be a *HUGE* cell. it is to merely create a substrate that will continually help charge the phone when not docked.hence relieving the battery from all its burden. hopefully in turn giving all those battery complainers to complain about something else
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
    it only takes light for a solar cell to react. artificial or real. doesnt matter =i. the point of this wouldnt be to fully charge the phone. as that would be a *HUGE* cell. it is to merely create a substrate that will continually help charge the phone when not docked.hence relieving the battery from all its burden. hopefully in turn giving all those battery complainers to complain about something else
    Still, not too much light, artificial or otherwise, inside my pocket.

    I am not against anything that would help extend battery life. However, in terms of the cost factor, I can think of a number of things I would rather have Apple do to the iPhone before including a solar cell in the mix.

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