Apple Developing Long-Life Hydrogen Cell Battery for iPhone

October 13th, 2015

Apple iPhone

Battery-related woes could be a thing of the past for Apple users.

The California tech giant have filed a patent application in the US for a new hydrogen energy cell that could reportedly power devices for “days or even week” without the need to refuel. It contains a fuel cell stack attached to a fuel cartridge and a fan that supplies oxygen and cooling to the system, as well as an internal rechargeable battery. This patent is reportedly only relating to the MacBook series of laptops at present, but as reported in The Telegraph, a UK-based firm have fitted an iPhone 6 with a similar hydrogen fuel cell that can last up to a week between charges.

The pain of getting through the day on a single charge has long been the holy grail for iPhone users across the world. With more and more people using their smartphone for more and more things, this latest news could be the breakthrough we’ve all been looking for.

Surely it is only a matter of time before you will be able to play your favourite games on Ladylucks without fear of the dreaded ’10% battery remaining’ warning followed by a dash to the nearest plug socket, only to realise your charger is in your other bag!

The oft-reported lack of battery life has not stood in the way of Apple and the increasing popularity of their online App Store. After a record-breaking 2014, in which apps generated over $10 billion in revenue for app developers, the store is going from strength to strength.

The range of apps available is staggering and covers pretty much everything you can possible imagine, from educational offerings like language tutor Duolingo and astronomy site Starwalk to fun gaming apps such as strategy sim Stars Wars: Commander and online casino app Ladylucks, all of which are available to download right now.

So all in all Apple almost have the complete package, which is only really let down by the daily struggle to keep the power going. If the recent reports are to be believed, then there may be no stopping the biggest company in the world from just getting bigger and bigger! It remains to be seen what the many rivals such as Samsung and HTC, who seem to have embraced wireless charging recently, have up their sleeves to keep in the technology battle.