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    Why doesn't technology exist (or maybe it does?) so that we can play Pokémon Go on the move all day long without needing to recharge our phone every 3 hours?

    Why is this something that Apple are not researching?
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    They want people to take a break...if everyone turned into a zombie then who would buy the next iPhone?

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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    They want people to take a break...if everyone turned into a zombie then who would buy the next iPhone?

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    That has no relevance to my question.
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    You could just bring a few spare batteries or one of those cases that plug into your phone and charges it
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    Well you can get wireless chargers. But the range tends to be measured in inches rather than feet or miles. Scaling up the technology is kinda tricky, unless you're willing to build a generator the size of the LHC.

    Or you could just buy a battery pack.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Well you can get wireless chargers. But the range tends to be measured in inches rather than feet or miles. Scaling up the technology is kinda tricky, unless you're willing to build a generator the size of the LHC.

    Or you could just buy a battery pack.
    How much do battery packs for iPhone 6Ss cost?
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    How much do battery packs for iPhone 6Ss cost?
    Not huge amounts, you can probably pick up a decent one for £20 or so
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    That has no relevance to my question.
    Yes it does. Charging your phone on the go means you're never going to be off it and it'll create problems so they won't do it

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    You can get powerbanks - they aren't wireless but you can charge them on the go because they are battery packs and uou connect your phone to it using a cord - they aren't expensive either, you can get a really good one for £20

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    I think this belongs more on a physics forum than the chat forum, it's all to do with energy.

    If you're charging using a wall outlet, a bunch of guys are burning coal/gas to rotate coils/magnets so a lot of that heat can be transferred to electrical energy. If you're charging on a wireless pad, it's using the same principles of electric toothbrushes by inducing currents with magnets. If you're outdoors, you have limited energy sources to charge your phone.

    There's nothing stopping you buying a 20,000mAh battery pack from Amazon, it'd cost about £20.00 as others have already said, or choose a phone that lasts for many hours on 100% charge.
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    There's also the debate about free electricity. If it was possible to charge your phone wirelessly just be picking up electrical signals in the air via your phone, you're essentially getting free electricity. While that might sound good for your average consumer, it could be quite disastrous for energy companies and the energy sector.
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    Why doesn't technology exist (or maybe it does?) so that we can play Pokémon Go on the move all day long without needing to recharge our phone every 3 hours?

    Why is this something that Apple are not researching?
    I've no idea if this stuff is any good:
    http://www.birksun.com
    http://www.voltaicsystems.com

    Hat tip to this guy:

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    Did someone call this guy?

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    (Original post by NeverLucky)
    There's also the debate about free electricity. If it was possible to charge your phone wirelessly just be picking up electrical signals in the air via your phone, you're essentially getting free electricity. While that might sound good for your average consumer, it could be quite disastrous for energy companies and the energy sector.
    True dat.

    But then again, 10 years ago people said the same about offering free wifi.

    Now we can use that wifi for everything, including making payments and video calls to the other side of the world.

    The next step is being able to use wifi hotspots (Pokémon gyms?) to recharge your phone.
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    True dat.

    But then again, 10 years ago people said the same about offering free wifi.

    Now we can use that wifi for everything, including making payments and video calls to the other side of the world.

    The next step is being able to use wifi hotspots (Pokémon gyms?) to recharge your phone.
    Does everything have to be linked back to Pokemon Go now? :lol::lol:
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    You won't be playing Pokemon Go 6 months from now so don't worry.

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