The filing reveals Apple is looking at ways to re-power its devices using mobile, Wi-Fi and millimetre wave signals. It proposes directing the electromagnetic frequencies, normally used for data transmission, towards device as a “beam” of energy.
Long-range wireless charging isn’t a new concept and Apple has been working on different ways to achieve it for a number of years. It first filed a patent for a way to wirelessly recharge an iMac at a distance of one metre back in 2010… More at The Telegraph.
One of those features that we currently cannot believe is possible, which is what makes it so potentially important.