So Apple just updated its solar repertoire of patents. AppleInsider reports that this new patent could pave the way for future solar-powered mobile devices.
This new technology provides a method for embedding a solar array within a layer that includes touch sensors--within a flexible display module. This will help apple save space in its ever-shrinking electronic devices.
One version of the tech described in the patent would actually have the solar cells facing away from the touch sensor component (and/or display).
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