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January 12th, 2011
01:28 PM ET

BIG I: Solar-Powered Apple Patent

Right now, 5,000,000,000 people around the world have cell phones.  There are also 1,000,000,000 computers worldwide.  Now imagine if those devices could be powered by the sun without any help from a special case.  Imagine if your cell phone was equipped with solar panels.  Apple may be working on it.  According to a new patent published on the website Patently Apple, Apple has been granted its first patent for a solar-powered portable device.

Click here to check out the patent yourself.

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Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I