We can predict the upcoming features on devices through the latest or recently submitted patents to trademark houses by the company. We have seen a lot of features coming from Apple into their MacBook’s and iOS devices, like 3D rendering and the method to share the content between two devices using invisible ink on the panel of devices, and lot of other things. The patents always suggest the upcoming features of the devices, as the company hit trademark office to secure them before getting copied by any other giant in the market. Every year with a new update, we see a lighter and thinner version of MacBook featuring speedy processor and other mind blowing things.
However, this year it seems that Apple has planned to move their MacBooks to fuel-powered cell system. According to the featured patent by Apple to U.S Patents & Trademark Office, they are researching on a method to power iOS devices and MacBook’s range line with Fuel-powered cells to maximize the battery time of their products. Apple has submitted two patents untitled “Fuel Cell System to Power a Portable Computing Device” and “Fuel Cell System Coupled to a Portable Computing Device.”
Apple has pointed the couple of problems, which their users and tech customers around the world faces while charging and using the latest battery-powered devices. Apple pointed out the couple of things, which need a little change now in the field of tech, as they described in the document:
“Our country’s continuing reliance on fossil fuels has forced our government to maintain complicated political and military relationships with unstable governments in the Middle East, and has also exposed our coastlines and our citizens to the associated hazards of offshore drilling,” the filings state. “These problems have led to an increasing awareness and desire on the part of consumers to promote and use renewable energy sources.”
One thing we can expect there, if Apple could manage to get this system in work, then the battery-life of MacBook’s and other iOS devices will be extended from days to weeks. According to the Apple’s described notes, these new fuel cells will be run on hydrogen rather than fuel and Apple is going to make them to work with the existing power source which is placed inside the device. Apple has as well mentioned the first method of usage of this technique as dangerous, but trying to ensure that the other new method will sort out this problem.