Apple patents floating wireless charging technology


There have been lots of rumours with Apple and the wireless charging technology that they’ll be using. Recently, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent coming from the Cupertino company. The patent covered a magnetic levitation wireless charging system for their various devices.

Apple levitating wireless charger


Apple Levitating Wireless Charger

Basically, all you have to do is place your device, such as an iPhone, on top of the wireless charging pad. It will then start to float in midair while charging.

This is done by having repulsion coils and a magnetic field around the wireless charger. Space is then left in the centre for another repulsion coil which keeps the device levitated. The magnetic field is what lets power travel from the wireless charger to the levitating device.

Although this is a new device, a very similar concept has already been made last year. The company Levitation Works has made the same product for smartwatches last year which was crowdfunded in Kickstarter last year.

Have any thoughts about the new patent from Apple? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


  1. Cool. I just broke my iPad Air 2 power connector and have to pay $300 to have it repaired. It sure would be nice to have something like this as a backup to expensive repairs.


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