Today seems to be patent day. If not long ago we were telling you how Apple is exploring the possibility that the future Apple Glass can unlock one of our devices, now it’s the turn of the AirPods. According to this patent, Apple is explore ways to carry and charge our headphones at the same time through a case for iphone.
A case with which the iPhone charges our AirPods
The truth is that patents, more often than we would like, don’t reach the final development of a product, but what is clear is that Apple is testing, researching, and retesting many great ideas
The first of the proposals is a kind of iPhone case, very similar to the more recent ones for the iPhone 12, which would have a circular horizontal space in which to place the “legs” of our AirPods. A design that, moreover, would not work for future AirPods Pro which, according to rumors, would adopt a more rounded design without the characteristic “leg”.
The second design looks like a hybrid between the previous case and the MagSafe card holder that we saw appear with the iPhone 12. A shell with a shell in which, in addition to power put the cards inside, we also put our headphones.
End users often don’t realize that their electronic accessory has failed when using the accessory. But they may not have a charger with them.
The sleeve can include a first terminal, a second terminal, and a battery. The first terminal can receive power from the portable electronic device to charge the battery. And the electrical energy stored in the battery can be transferred to the accessory via the second terminal.
Apple is investigating the cases with which to charge our AirPods in a patent. pic.twitter.com/k4MXkUcepl
– David Bernal Raspall (@ david_br8) January 12, 2021
In other words, it would be the battery of the iPhone itself that would power the AirPods, although nothing would prevent Apple from releasing a case with a built-in battery
While waiting for the arrival of the new third generation AirPods, as well as the second generation of the new AirPods Pro, Apple continues to develop solutions with which we can even more easily have our headphones. We don’t know if this patent will reach production, but what is clear is that if it does, all the numbers would point to a presentation alongside the iPhone 13 launch, that is say in September. We’ll see if the patent plans become launch plans.