Sources have told us that Apple might have found a solution to smashed iPhones. We have all gone through the struggle of dropping our phones on the floor and wondering if what we pick up will remain intact.
It seems that this new technology will equip future iPhones with sensors which would be able to detect when the phone has been dropped. The phones will be equipped with a couple of tabs located all around the device. With the use of some rotary motors the device will be able to eject these tabs at the exact moment when they are most needed. After they have successfully protected the phone these small tabs will then retract back into your iPhone.
This invention will also include a protector for your screen which will be placed atop the display. This will create a small space between the protector and the screen, allowing it to withstand more abuse. What this means is that while you might still suffer some damage to the rest of your phone, you can rest assured that the screen will remain intact. And that is the most important part of a phone after all, since replacing it can sometimes cost what you paid for the phone.
Apple have already filed a patent with the Patent and Trademark Office which will ensure that none of their competitors can use this technology for their own products. But due to the fact that for the time being this is just a patent, we can’t be sure that Apple will actually end up using this technology in their mobile devices.
The drops that your device will suffer will be detected by the gyroscopes, accelerometers, motion sensors, inertial sensors and the cameras which are present within an iPhone. If it determines that it is indeed falling, the phone will trigger all of the screen protectors which will pop out and absorb the shock during impact.
While this technology won’t save your device if it falls on one of its edges it will definitely be helpful in protecting it from a frontal fall. The patent gives Apple a hint whether to introduce or not the new protection to tablets, wearables and even laptops.
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