“Apple can’t stop dreaming up with ways to keep its glass screens from cracking,” Adam Clark Estes reports for Gizmodo. “The latest attempt comes in the form of a pretty bombastic patent which was just approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Basically, it would make your iPhone fall like a cat.”
“Using input from a combination of gyroscopes, accelerometers, and GPS, a device equipped with this new ‘protective mechanism’ will recognize when it’s in free fall and calculate metrics like speed of descent and time to impact,” Estes reports. “The device would then use an onboard motor to reorient itself in order to protect fragile components like the screen or the camera when it hits the ground.”
Estes reports, “The device’s on-board vibration motor could be employed, so it would even screech a little bit as it feel towards Earth, just like a cat.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hey, we can think up a whole list of cat codenames for future iOS versions!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “FPC” and “Brian Allen” for the heads up.]