Wireless Charging


Apple MacBook Built-in Wireless Charging
Photo credit: Sarang Sheth
Apple recently received approval for two US patents that includes sketches of a MacBook with integrated reverse-charging coils capable of wirelessly charging an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. These charging coils are located beneath the trackpad and palm rest areas. Apparently, there are coils in the top lid for charging purposes when the laptop is closed in clamshell mode. Similar to how the iPhone 12 has built-in magnets on the back, these special areas on the MacBook will have them as well.

Wind of Jeju Wireless Charging Pad Fan
Photo credit: Do Hyeung Kim
Jeju Island, South Korea’s largest island, has multiple forms of renewable energy, including wind, solar, solar thermal, and geothermal. However, visitors will notice that the wind turbines definitely stand out in Jeju, and they play a very important role in generating the island’s renewable energy. Industrial designer Do Hyeung Kim wanted to recognize this, but with a play on wireless charging.