Battery Charging Goes Wireless:
"Non-contact charging systems for mobile phones will go on sale in Europe in the second quarter of 2007...
... Apple Inc of the US applied for a patent relating to a non-contact charger for its iPhone, iPod portable music player and other products in February 2007"
"These technologies are attracting so much attention from manufacturers and researchers lately because of (1) market growth, (2) developments in technology, and (3) delays in competing technologies (Fig 2). Market growth here refers to the enormous surge in the quantity, variety, etc, of battery-driven mobile phones"