Intelligent Energy, a UK research firm, had developed a prototype based on a normal iPhone 6 which develops power by mixing hydrogen and oxygen. The result is a power supply that lasts for a week! And when you recharge it, hydrogen gas is pumped in through the modified headphone jack, rather than plugging the device into an electrical socket.
There is one slight change to the iPhone’s familiar shape, thanks to tiny vents added to the rear which allow water vapor and heat generated by the cell to dissipate.
“We have managed to make a fuel cell so thin we can fit it to the existing chassis without alterations and retaining the original battery,” said Henri Winand, CEO at Intelligent Energy.
Interestingly, Intelligent Energy has been linked with Apple in the past, when talk of a partnership spread in mid-2014. However, neither company commented on a possible partnership. Intelligent Energy also developed the Upp portable fuel cell charger, sold through Apple Stores already.