Have you ever dropped your iPhone? Felt that sinking feeling as you see your expensive, beloved, fragile phone flail through the air and towards that unavoidable ground and a possible CRACK? The iPhone creators at Apple have felt that too, and they want it to stop. Apple was recently awarded a patent that could help the phones to save themselves. Labeled a “protective mechanism for an electronic device, “the device would work with internal components to shift the gadget’s center of mass to minimize damage. iPhones would be equipped with a sensor that can detect when the device is falling, it would behave like a cat. The patent was first filed in September of 2011 and was first covered by the press in March of 2013.
Contributor: Phoebe Roe