Originally Posted by jarlmaster
I don't doubt that many companies are working on wireless power and in fact there are. I guess I should have clarified that Apple is the only PHONE manufacturer working on this tech for phones (that I'm aware of). From my understanding, Apple is pretty close to getting this tech working. Of course once they do, this will expand to every electronic device before too long. It's revolutionary and will change innumerable parts of our society. But it's looking like Apple will be first to the party with true wireless power transmission for their phones.
Everyone seems to be forgetting their history. In fact, Nikola Tesla designed and created wireless power transmission years ago and it was killed off by JP Morgan because he couldn't meter and charge for it.
Apple is working out the near field methods of this technology that is very similar to radio (which was also invented by Nikola Tesla and given away freely. Marconi took the free idea and took credit for it and was credited with the invention until more recently)
Tesla just liked to invent and was brilliant, but he wasn't interested in becoming rich from his work, he preferred to make mankind richer by giving away almost all of his discoveries and inventions.
Apple is the polar opposite to this approach and will keep things secret if doing so will benefit the company at the expense of the betterment of mankind. Their current efforts are just another way to rip off someone else's ideas for profit.
Apple will only release their tech after they have a way to restrain and limit it to the extent that it cannot be used by other companies to build products to run off the neighbors Apple tap to get free power to their devices.
Google is also working on the same basic idea and it will be interesting to see which tech giant gets there first, or best. Google holds the patent for Magnetodynamic wireless transmission.