In a patent application published a few days ago, "Wireless Power Utilization in a Local Computing Environment," Apple is filing for some tech that looks like wireless charging heaven. Using near-field magnetic resonance, Apple aspires (in theory) to create a wireless charging dome that reaches out up to a yard from the source, powering anything nearby with NFMR resonator circuits in them. Mice, keyboards, phones, remotes, whathaveyou. It's a dream come true.
That said, the eccentric genius Nikola Tesla is reported to have demonstrated wireless power transmission in 1891, but it has somehow eluded all attempts at practical implementation since.
Hat tip: BadBlue.com/Tech.