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Solar-Powered iPhones

Apple Patents a Solar-Powered iPhone, Eco Geeks Go Crazy

— June 3, 2010 — Eco
Apple is at it once again, this time applying for a patent to create a solar-powered iPhone to add to their continuing domination of the technology world. The eco-friendly phone is not the first time solar power has been used in mobile phones, but it is the first time we've seen a stock solar-powered iPhone.

The solar iPhone will actually have collection cells to harness the sun's power within the body of the phone rather than placing solar panels on its exterior. The solar-powered iPhone will still retain its classic iPhone shape, but it will be powered by natural energy instead. Pretty rad!
Trend Themes
1. Solar-powered Mobile Devices - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop solar-powered smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices to reduce dependence on traditional power sources.
2. Energy Harvesting Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore energy harvesting technologies like solar, kinetic, and thermal to power electronic devices and reduce reliance on batteries or outlets.
3. Eco-friendly Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design and manufacture electronic devices using sustainable materials and renewable energy sources to meet the demand for environmentally friendly products.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate solar-powered technology into smartphones, tablets, laptops, and wearables to offer sustainable and energy-efficient devices.
2. Renewable Energy - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop advanced solar cell technologies for portable devices and explore new applications of solar power in consumer electronics.
3. Environmental Sustainability - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create partnerships between technology companies and environmental organizations to promote the development and adoption of eco-friendly electronics.
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