Apple Patents "Drop Protection" Technology
This entry was posted on Thursday, December 4, 2014.
Apple recently patented a new technology which will help protect your phone from damage suffered due to being dropped and it just might change everything.
The patent, which was awarded on Tuesday and first reported by AppleInsider, describes how an electronic device in free fall could change its position in mid-air to minimize the damage caused by impact.
The patent application depicts a device behaving very much like a cat. “The first thing a cat does when it’s falling is to try to figure out which way is up,” says Destin Sandlin, a missile engineer who runs a science channel on YouTube that includes falling cat experiments. “It does this either with a gyro in its ears or with its eyes.”
You can read more about the new patent here. Unfortunately, this type of technology won't help if you drop your phone in the toilet. (C'mon, you've done that at least once haven't you?)