New evidence emerges that Apple is working on wireless (and contactless) charging technology

At the beginning of the month, we published a patent here that suggested that Apple is still working on the wireless charging technology that certainly should have already come on the iPhone 7, but who knows why (alignment of the planets?) Did not appear. Now the VentureBeat came up with yet another very suggestive evidence about the case and, going further, makes us believe that the letter on Ma's sleeve is in the charging not only wireless, but also without physical contact.

The whole story revolves around Energous, a startup Californian that the creator of WattUp, a wireless charging technology still in testing which allows devices equipped with it to be recharged without the need for contact with a base or the like. Instead, a power transmitter can charge the device from a distance up to 4.5 meters.

iPhone with contactless charging technology

And what does Apple have to do with all this? Well, documents sent by startup, in 2014, for the regulation of technology in the responsible bodies put the Cupertino company in the middle of the story.

our expectation that our products and / or reference designs will pass UL / CE tests, as well as FCC Part 15, FCC Part 18, SAR, California Energy Star and the Apple compliance test.

As you can see, the Apple test was the only one cited related to a private company, unlike the others that are all linked to public regulatory bodies in the United States. Such a link could suggest, yes, that Ma is involved in the development of technology or at least is keeping an eye on the whole thing to implement WattUp in its products in the indefinite future.

We still don't know what all of this is going to do, but it will certainly be interesting to follow the next steps of the novel.

(via 9to5Mac)