Apple patent aimed at eliminating need for protective cases

03/25/2013 | eWeek

Apple has patented technology designed to protect the iPhone from damage during a fall by moving its center of mass to ensure a softer landing, according to a filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week. In detailing the invention, Apple describes how the protective mechanism links to the processor via a sensor that alters the device's center of mass.

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