Apple plans iPhone that always falls on its feet
Apple is working on a system that detects when a dropped iPhone is falling, then spins it around so that it lands safely without smashing the screen.
By Richard Holt, The Telegraph
The idea sounds like an early April Fool – or maybe something that only a cat can do – but it in fact comes from plans filed by Apple to the US Patent Office.
The “Protective Mechanism for an Electronic Device” patent application says it aims to prevent some or all of the damage to any electronic device with a processor – such as a tablet or a laptop – but specifically mentions the iPhone.
The system needs a sensor to detect when the device is falling and how it is positioned relative to the ground, according to the website Appleinsider.com.
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