Latest confirmed Apple Tablet news: There will be no solar panels


There’s been some minor speculation that the Apple Tablet will be one of the greenest devices on the market. Why? Because after a patent surfaced describing an iPod with a solar panel on the front, there were some rumors suggesting that this patent would become active in the tablet, perhaps in the form of a solar panel behind the glass screen.

Sorry, ecology majors, but that was all hot air. We have confirmation that it won’t have solar panels. It may sound silly, but this could have been a big differentiator for the device. Sorry that we’re chasing these rumors, but every little bit that comes in you’ll know about.