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Apple Might Be Working On A Battery That Could Last You A Few Weeks Per Charge

Submitted by on December 28, 2011 – 1:01 pmOne Comment
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We have very few complaints about most Apple products. Sure, we wish the iPhone 4S did more than just provide us with Siri. We also wish they’d hurry up and give us some details on the iPad 3. And, for heaven’s sake, would it kill the Cali-based company to offer a discount or two on their products every now and then? But, for the most part, we’re happy with Apple…except when it comes to battery life.

Now, Apple isn’t alone in the fight to offer improved battery life. In fact, we haven’t found a cell phone out there yet that offers a battery life that makes us say, ‘Wow! We need to have this phone!’ Usually, if a phone’s battery lasts past lunch, that’s a great sign—and we’re happy to snatch it up. Those days may soon be in the past, though.

Reportedly, Apple is working hard to incorporate hydrogen fuel cells into their future devices, which would help improve battery life significantly, make devices lighter, and give The Company That Steve Jobs Built the opportunity to make drastic changes to a lot of their designs since they’ll no longer be constricted by the current batteries. And this is a big deal, because hydrogen fuel cells wouldn’t just give you battery power until, say, dinner time. It’d give you battery life until next month! This type of power could literally last for a few weeks at a time.

Of course, Apple has neither confirmed, nor denied the rumors surrounding their alleged use of hydrogen fuel cells. But The Huffington Post tracked down some patent applications published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that seem to indicate that hydrogen fuel-powered cell phones, tablets, and other devices could be on the way soon. So, then the question is: Would you buy an iPhone or an iPad solely because of the much-improved battery life—or do you need other new features added to each device to make it enticing to you? I’d settle for the battery myself. It’d make a huge difference in my life and make my iPhone experience even better than it already is.

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