Apple come up with idea for battery that lasts for weeks
If you're disgruntled about the rumours of a rubbish battery in the new iPhones, prepare to be completely gruntled about the latest patent from Apple for a fuel cell system which could give power to the devices of the future 'for weeks'.
The application looks at technology which would invariably end up being used in MacBooks, and the document states that the power system could keep the laptop running "for days or even weeks". Bold claim, but then, you can say almost anything about the future, no matter how outlandish. Such as 'Bitterwallet will be really good in the future'.
The patent talks of a "portable and cost-effective fuel cell system for a portable computing device", which could use many different energy sources to give the gadget power. So, rather than recharging, you'd replace the device's power cartridge with a new one when it had run out. Sounds expensive, so obviously, Apple will love this.
The document says: "The fuel source comprises at least one of: sodium borohydride and water; sodium silicate and water; lithium hydride and water; magnesium hydride and water; lithium borohydride and water; lithium aluminum hydride and water; aluminum hydride; an amine borane complex; a hydrocarbon; lithium aluminum hydride; magnesium borohydride; a magnesium borohydride-amine complex; compressed hydrogen gas; and liquid hydrogen," in what has to be the worst rendition of the coat of many colours song from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
There you go though. The future - it is battery based.