BEACON TRANSCRIPT – One of the biggest problems with smartphones is their sensitivity, but Apple designed the shatter-proof screen that will keep your phone safe and free from scratches. It’s one of the most dreaded things when buying a new and shiny smartphone. That its pristine quality will not remain the same.
And, for most users, that turns out to be the truth. Long are the days when smaller, bulkier, and poor performing phones were in use. However, besides long battery life, they came with the exceptional advantage of being resistant to falls. In fact, it took quite a bit of damage inflicted for them to be deemed ‘unusable’.
Dropping an old phone was not a huge cause of concern. However, seeing a smartphone falling from the secure grasps of their hands is a heart-stopping moment for most. Apple means to alleviate their worries. Your future iPhone may be holding an unseen ability to essentially save itself from the fall by ejecting bumpers.
This will imply that protective measures will spring in the precise moment in which they’re needed. It will know when the phone is hurdling toward the ground. The sudden and potentially harmful drop will be detected through already existing technology in the iPhone. This will be aided by accelerometers, gyroscopes, inertial sensors, motion sensors, and cameras.
These ‘tabs’ will be hidden until the moment when they’re needed. After they spring up to help your smartphone from receiving grave damage, they will retract right back. Reportedly, these helpful little devices will be made out of plastic, plastic variants, or metal. They could be life saving for your future iPhone.
The new technology means to protect the device in the situation where it would be falling directly onto the front. If it happens to collapse on its sides, however, you may have just been in bad luck. However, most have lived through a ‘Schrodinger’s cat’-like moment when the smartphone was dropped on its screen.
Before picking it up to see, the precious display could either still be intact or shattered beyond use. The protective tabs mean to eliminate that worry, though it remains to be seen if it will be truly implemented.
Apple has filed for a patent with the Patent and Trademark Office, which means that no other devices than theirs will be allowed to use the ‘active screen protection’. This may take years, or not come out at all, due to the fact that technology progresses within the patent-approval process.
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