WSJ is reporting that in addition to launch thinner and lighter next-generation iPhone in September this year, the brains in Cupertino are exploring new ways of charging iPhone 6device scheduled to be introduced at an event in 2012, as a part of its normal refresh cycle.
Investors expect a bigger boost to Apple’s phone business next year. People briefed on Apple’s plans said the company is planning a major iPhone revamp then, with one person saying the company has been experimenting with features such as a new way of charging the phone.
There is absolutely no word about what charging method Apple will adopt, it could be induction charging or some other effortless wireless charging mechanism. However, based on recent patent application – Wireless power utilization in a local computing environment – Apple may possibly use Near field magnetic resonance to power iOS devices within 1 meter of the power base without using a mat or extra case.
This would have a significant advantage over traditional plug-in electric charging.
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In addition to this, Wall Street Journal also strengthens earlier claims that Apple is working on a cost-effective iPhone model with an edge-to-edge screen, which some are interpreting to mean that it will have a smaller bezel or border. It will not be wrong to say that Apple is indeed attempting to streamline end user experiences by narrowing down the screen-size difference across different iPhone models.
Apple has also been working on a less-expensive phone with new features such as an edge-to-edge screen, according to this person.
Apple is developing a cheaper iPhone for developing countries and possibly, the device would use parts from the current iPhone 4 for lower production costs. It could be made available to carriers for half the price, potentially allowing them to subsidize its entire cost. But will this nano-Phone ship, and when? There is no word about it whatsoever!