Technology: iPhone Patent Protection

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

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