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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
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  1. Jacquie Munnings

    Thank you for you unbiased commentary. Please tell me, was John McCain in attendance at the memorial service last evening? Also, what is his take on the tragedy?

    January 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  2. Ted

    How does this pass the novelty claim of a patent: that it must be non-obvious to someone skilled in the art of implementing such a thing? This patent is obvious to anyone on the street

    January 14, 2011 at 9:27 am |