An article on CRN.com with a tag line of Apple: Solar-Powered iPhone? really got me digging for more.

MacRumors.com has let loose another rumor. Apple has filed a patent regarding its intent to integrate solar powered cells into its mobile products including MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook computers, the iPhone and the iPod line.

The patent reveals that Apple is looking at putting those solar powered cells at the back of the LCD panel wherein it would absorb the power through the screen. However issues such as space constraints for the solar cells, their durability are still issues yet to be addressed.

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