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    I was on Yahoo and saw this...

    Apple's Solar Strategy - Forbes.com

    Apple has filed a patent to place solar cells on portable devices.

    It says it could be placed underneath the touchscreen.....this will be awesome cuz the iphones battery aint that good.

    My phone is in my pocket all the time though

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    Yea that would pretty good. Just use your battery when your inside or its night time

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    Quote Originally Posted by my2AWDgst View Post
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    is that really needed?? any ways..

    it would be cool and a great idea. but how often are most people outside now adays. work you know. and even when im outside my phone is in my pocket. and with this phone i wouldnt dare to leave it on a table. still cool idea non the less
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    Once that patent comes into fruition I'll have to go all Apple. I run my PC for long periods of time and the "energy saving" options don't cut it. A laptop with solar paneling would be great

    Now if i could just solar panel my home too

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    is that really needed?? any ways..
    It's not the first time I've seen my2AWDgst post that in a thread. I'm beginning to think that he/she doesn't have much to add to the table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bomiz96 View Post
    Yea that would pretty good. Just use your battery when your inside or its night time
    No chance

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    this would actually be pretty sweet if it works according to plan

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    Solar power's useless though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
    Solar power's useless though...

    Maybe.......but maybe ur using ur phone outside....it will b charging saving battery life.....could b a few minutes extra or a few hours....something is better than nothing


    of course since the patent is only being filed.....this will probably come to the iphone in the long future

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamilya77 View Post
    Maybe.......but maybe ur using ur phone outside....it will b charging saving battery life.....could b a few minutes extra or a few hours....something is better than nothing
    Yea At least its something. I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
    Solar power's useless though...
    It's only useless if your sheltering yourself from the great outdoors. With WiFi even the most indoor-saturated over-weight blogger has the choice now to enjoy the sun. If Apple's RnD works diligently there might be a definitive positive use for this technology being paired with their devices.

    And if my thesis is wrong on the matter. There's always a kinetic-powered technology that Apple could research.
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    In the UK, this definitely would not work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dale1v View Post
    In the UK, this definitely would not work.
    You have a point. Never had the pleasure of going to the UK personally, but I've heard about the overcast weather there.
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    It sounds cool, but don't they say don't leave the phone in direct sunlight... It's kinda contradicting...

    I live in Australia, so sun lights not an issue. Except atm, shocking weather. It's almost winter I suppose.
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