Having an IPhone that hardly ever needs to be recharged is seen by many as the thing that will make the aliens realize that we are worth of their time. I personally would be thrilled, it would save me a lot of hassle, but at the same time it would be much like re-breaking a bone. I am so used to getting in the car and plugging in my phone, going to bed at night, plugging in my phone. Being somewhere where I desperately need my phone to work and it dies like a Shakespearean actor in summer stock.
The idea of a longer battery has been touted as the next big step in phone technology for a long time, so I don’t know if it would necessarily be a game changer. But I would say that any phone that has it, as opposed to another that would not is the one that would sell out of the store first. It seems very similar to black and white vs. color TV, you still get a TV either way but if given the option your going to go for the one that let’s you see The Flintstones in all their technicolor glory.
Don’t get me wrong, if it can be done, and done well, it will definitely cause rumbles around the world. De-cabling my house and car will be a relief to me and the cigarette lighter thingy in my car that I am constantly jamming my charger into because it never seems to fit quite right.
So it would be totally kick ass, but at the same time, I would fear it. It promises a lot, and if it can deliver than it will change the way people use their phones. No longer will they shudder when they take their phone off the charger to live their lives. But if much like the electric car, is it a tech that promises that future but doesn’t quite deliver? But if it does work as well as promised and beyond, I know I’ll be the first one in line to get it. Right behind Zork for Alpha Centauri.
For more info, see: Hydrogen fuel cells that Apple recently received a patent