Apple developed the fall protection systems that can change the position of the iPhone in the air




Apple plans to give the iPhone a special technology that gives it resistance to the effects of a fall from a height. This is evidenced by the patent obtained by on Tuesday, December, 2nd. During the flight the iPhone will be able to change the position of the body so that the blow fell on the least fragile part.


The apparatus can change the angle of incidence iPhone, a smartphone while in free fall, so that the resulting damage will be minimal.

Also, the patent provides mechanisms such as automatic disconnection of charger cable. Preferably, however, to change the angle of incidence will be used “vibration motor” smartphone, as well as a variety of sensors, which are first determined that the phone down, and then start the process of changing the angle of incidence.

According to the disclosure document for the registration of a sharp decline in the height planned to use built-in sensors such as accelerometer, gyroscope and GPS-module. Help to identify the unstable state can also be a front and rear camera of the mobile device.


Described in the patent technology were partially smartphone models prior to iPhone and iPhone 6 6 Plus. One of the sensors described in the patent, the ultrasonic transducer is not yet installed on any already released versions of the smartphone.

Once the system determines that the smartphone falls and calculate where to have impact, in the course should start means for correcting the position of the gadget in the air. The patent mentions various methods for rotating the gadget, including the vibrator and the tanks of compressed gas inside the casing.


The described technology is designed to help reduce the damage to the screen in the fall of mobile devices. Repair usually display is much more expensive than replacing the back cover, or other part of the body without any electronic components.

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