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Student replaces wires with antennas to increase iPhone’s battery life x 12
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Atif Shamin, a student at Carleton University in Canada has figured out a way of reducing a mobile device’s power consumption by replacing all of the internal wires and PCBs of a device with an antenna. This enables a wireless connection between a micro-antenna embedded within the circuits of the chip. Pretty cool, now my friend can watch their whole ALF box set without getting up to charge it.

Carleton University Engineering via iPhone Alley

8 thoughts on “Student replaces wires with antennas to increase iPhone’s battery life x 12

  1. This doesn’t make any sense. Only a ridiculous amount of the power budget can be ascribed to the insertion loss of the antenna connections. Either it’s a hoax, or it has been explained very badly by the journalists.

  2. The inventor estimates that his module consumes 12x less than the traditional wired transmitter module. How does that translate to 12x battery life? Do you really think the transmitter module consumes the entire battery?

    Come on, guys, if you are going to post stuff like this, do a little more work than copying the headlines..

  3. People need to stop misquoting this article. He reduced the power consumption of the radio by a power of 12, he did NOT increase the battery life by a power of 12. The reason that claim sounds insane is because it is.

  4. So lemme get this straight:
    We’re going to replace a good wire that can connect all the components in a device with a wireless module that may fail over time?

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