New Patent Could Give iPhone Cat-Like Reflexes
The hypothetical iDevice enhancement would use “input from a combination of gyroscopes, accelerometers, and GPS” to reorient the device in free fall.By Danny Matteson | December 2, 2014
If you’re anything like us, you have a tough time keeping your phone’s screen crack-free. Ouch.
But, if you happen to own an iPhone, Apple might soon be giving you a hand — that is, if your phone were to slip out of your hand. (Video via Apple)
On Tuesday the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved a patent filed by the company that would quote, “[alter] the center of mass of the electronic device by moving the mass in the protective mechanism in response to detecting the freefall of the electronic device.”