Apple Patents Protective Mechanism for iPhone: What the mechanism does is detect whenever the device is at free fall and adjust its center of mass to change the point of impact. This is done via sensors that react accordingly to its distance to the ground.

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Just recently a patent by Apple for “The Protective Mechanism for an Electronic Device” was published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office which claims to manipulate the handset‘s point of impact by adjusting the center of mass. If this is true then, ultimately, all protective cases could become obsolete.

In addition, even do they mention the iPhone in the patent, this new technology could be applied to any device that contains the mechanism. Pretty much what the mechanism does is detect whenever the device is at free fall and adjust its center of mass to change the point of impact. This is done via sensors that react accordingly to its distance to the ground.

The cool thing is that no matter the aspect whether the velocity, distance, or rotation of the device the mechanism will be able to manipulate the angular velocity to impact an area…

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