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Apple Patents Active Fall Protection

One of the main problems of Apple's iDevices is the screen cracking easily when dropped.

Well, this will soon going to be changed, according to the latest patent granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office,  for a “Protective mechanism for an electronic device”.
This mechanism should protect the sensitive hardware from Apple's devices when falling, meaning that the devices should turn in the air in such a way that will land on the back or sides.

According to Apple's patent, this mechanism will take use of the already existing accelerometer, gyroscope, and GPS to complete it's task.

While falling, these sensors will send data to a central processing unit.

This unit will than send a command to a motor inside the mechanism, that will reposition the device in midair.

The original system was developed by Nicholas V. King and Fletcher Rothkopf.