• new-macbook-air-4
  • Technology News

    Hydrogen to power future Apple devices

    Matt - January 2nd, 2012 10:26 AM

Tags: , , ,

A number of Apple patents, showing how they hope to implement hydrogen fuel cells into future products, have now been released. The proposed plans could mean drastically longer battery lives for future Apple products.

Going green has been popular with quite a few companies over the past few years, namely companies in the automotive industry, but being environmentally friendly has been at the top of Apple’s to-do list also.

If the tech giant can implement hydrogen fuel cells in to future products successfully, without pushing costs higher, then devices could be lighter, smaller, have bigger batteries and be much more friendly to the environment.

The official Apple patent says, “This fuel cell system includes a fuel cell stack which converts fuel into electrical power. It also includes a controller which controls operation of the fuel cell system. This eliminates the need for a bulky and heavy battery within the fuel cell system, which can significantly reduce the size, weight and cost of the fuel cell system.”

The document also outlines the benefits of a fuel-powered Mac, “Hydrogen fuel cells have a number of advantages. Such fuel cells and associated fuels can potentially achieve high volumetric and gravimetric energy densities, which can potentially enable continued operation of portable electronic devices for days or even weeks without refueling.”

“However, it is extremely challenging to design hydrogen fuel cell systems which are sufficiently portable and cost-effective to be used with portable electronic devices.”

Here at Tech-Reviews, we believe that whilst this would be an amazing feature for future Apple devices, it’s most certainly quite a few years away, at least until the tech can be created at a much more efficient price.

What are your thoughts on this particular Apple patent? Can you see this becoming a reality? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Latest Articles

Latest Competitions

Latest Reviews



Latest Articles

Which Apple iPad should you choose?

Which Apple iPad should you choose?

If you’re looking to purchase an Apple iPad, there are a few things you need to consider. Are you going to really notice the Retina Display, use the upgraded 5-megapixel camera or use the new 4G connectivity? If you answered no to any of those, then you might want to take a look at this guide on choosing the right iPad.

Read Article » How to replace cracked iPhone 3GS screen

How to replace cracked iPhone 3GS screen

So you’ve just been to a party and woken up with a throbbing hangover to find your iPhone screen is cracked. Familiar story? It’s happened to me, too many times! Fret not though, it’s really easy to replace a cracked iPhone screen and can be done for a just a fiver!

Read Article »

Related Content

Jun 26

Which mobile operating system is the best for gaming?

Access to Games This category is an important one; what’s the point in choosing a certain operating system if you’re only going to feel disappointment when you actually get online! Both systems have a hearty collection of games programmed for them from Angry Birds to real money games, with equally flourishing development communities supporting them. […]

Read the Story »
Feb 04

Must Have Free Apps For Your Next Road Trip

Road trips can be some of the most fun and rewarding holidays you will ever take with your friends and family. However, planning places to go, where to stay and how to keep yourself entertained on the long drive can be a bit of a struggle. Luckily, there is a whole host of absorbing apps […]

Read the Story »
Oct 29

Struggles for Internet businesses

The Internet is a booming business which is growing faster and faster each year with new services and products constantly popping up. As more of these new services and products begin to appear, the demand for professionals to help develop and manage these services constantly grows. One critical factor for Internet businesses is time response: […]

Read the Story »
Jul 24

Tablets taking the fight to the iPad

No sooner is one iPad released that rumours start circulating about what the next one will have. With the iPad 5 set to be released some time in the autumn, the rumour mill is really starting to crank up. Patents seem to suggest that the fifth edition will include CAD-style drafting tools, along with updated Google […]

Read the Story »