Apple has got us used to innovations and brilliant design in all of their products, being them hardware of software. By wanting to stay on the trendy wave of being green (and possibly wanting to make a difference), Apple has filed a patent of a solar powered iPhone. But it’s not the usual solar panel they dream of.
The solar iPhone that Apple conceived is having a solar panel embedded behind the screen. The device itself looks the same, but the way it charges is in tone with the company’s taste for design. Recent news from Apple show that they have already switched the iPhone backside substrate to a non-metal surface, which can easily lead to a solar panel embedded behind it.
I wonder how this is going to cope with the fact that LCD displays are sensitive to intense sunlight. Will Apple also patent some sun-proof screen?