Well, here's a surprise.
A lot of people, including me, thought Apple would adopt the zinc silver batteries from ZPower
in its 17-inch notebook. ZPower, after all, is slated to soon announce a notebook win with a major manufacturer.
It turns out that Apple
has rigged its notebook with a lithium-polymer battery
that it designed itself (with probably a good deal of help from battery makers.) Lithium-polymer batteries don't come shaped in cells, like standard batteries. Instead, they are sacks of electronic goo. Lithium-polymer batteries typically don't share the same energy density that lithium-ion cell batteries have, but the amorphous shape allows notebook makers or others to...