Apple has won a patent for a technology that could help iOS device owners more easily charge their phones and tablets.
Granted to Apple yesterday, Patent No. 8,207,906 is known simply as "Antenna insert" and would outfit a docking station with inductive charging circuits and a reradiating antenna.
The charging circuits would let users place their device on a docking station or other platform where it could be charged wirelessly.
As the patent states: "Devices currently require a physical connection to either a docking station, cable, or other device for battery charging and data transfer. … Read more