After the TouchStone at HP here comes an alternative wireless charging method, with Apple owning the patent for it. The name for this tech is “wireless power utilization in a local computing environment”. What this means is that in a certain range around an iMac or MacBook you’ll be able to charge all gadgets wirelessly.
The requirement for this process is that the handset/tablet stays within 3 feet of the computer and the technology employed for wireless charging is dubbed NFMR (Near Field Magnetic Resonance). This can be integrated into MacBook Pro models an iMacs easily, creating a one meter radius area of charging peripherals and gadgets.
With wireless syncing and wireless charging, the future is certainly a cordless one. Let’s see if the patent comes to live as a real technology soon enough.