This article talks about a new patent by Apple which is a plan for a solar powered charger. The plans however, aren’t sleek and slim as you would expect from Apple. Instead of incorporating something within an iPhone to use solar power to charge, the plan seems to be an external solar panel that connects to the phone to increase battery levels. It will be interesting to see where this goes. Several smaller companies have come up with a sleeker option for using solar energy with smart devices. The article talks about a few of them and possible solutions. We’ll just need to wait and see what happens!