Apple Just Applied For Patents To Make The iPhone Charge Faster

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Three new patent applications from Apple hint that we may be seeing Thunderbolt connectivity in future iOS devices, reports Patently Apple.There’s still some dispute over who actually owns the technology — Apple or Intel — and these new patents may be a play on Apple’s end to help secure the Thunderbolt intellectual property.

If and when Thunderbolt arrives in a new generation of iPods, iPhones, and iPads, it will allow for faster data transfers and recharging.

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