Apple goes political with patent application.
This is great. Apple, with more cash in the bank than the US Treasury, takes matters in their own hands when it comes to sustainability. It’s great to think they would venture to reinvent “the battery,” or find other new ways to better power electronic devices, as more powerful gadgets require more power, particularly their displays.
Straight from the patent application:
"Our country’s continuing reliance on fossil fuels has forced our government to maintain complicated political and military relationships with unstable governments in the Middle East, and has also exposed our coastlines and our citizens to the associated hazards of offshore drilling," the filings state. "These problems have led to an increasing awareness and desire on the part of consumers to promote and use renewable energy sources."
It’s incredible to me that they put this in the Background / Related Art section of a patent application; sounds like something to campaign on.