“The new solution involves a tunable shock mount that sits between the glass and the body of the device,” Purcher reports. “The specialized mount could be instantly inflated if the device senses a drop event determined by its internal accelerometer. Apple’s patent describes using exotic materials that could protect the glass from shattering.”
Purcher reports, “As a side bonus, Apple is also considering a solution that could provide portable devices with a new water damage prevention seal.”
Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Fred Mertz" and "Edward Weber" for the heads up.]