When you thought that your day couldn’t get any worse, your phones falls out of your pocket and lands directly on the ground. Shattered screen, shattered dreams and yet another phone reaches the IPhone repair service. Fret not! A prototype protective screen for Apple is coming your way.
We all have been there, trying case after case, and the end result seems to be the same: the sound of shattered glass. But the future does seem to hold the key to all of our problems.
Tech giant, Apple has in plan to develop a new way of protecting your device from sudden falls and the project looks very promising. Apple’s new protective screen looks basically like any other case you get from the market, but its technology is something to behold.
As described by their producers, the case that envelops the phone comes equipped with many proximity sensors that are able to detect if the device is in danger of falling. The case should slips easily on any type of IPhone and safely secures the top and the bottom part of the smartphone.
Each cased is made out many tabs, each secured on each side, tabs that can be made of any number of material including plastic, metal or polymer.
So, how does this contraption, that seems like something coming out of Doctor Who’s laboratory, really work? Upon opening the application, we are greeted by a text message that briefly explains how the sensors work. When the phone is in danger of falling and hitting a hard surface, the sensors on each side of the case extend, like an arm, and act like the shock absorber from a car. When the phone hits the ground, the tabs absorbs the kinetical energy, leaving the screen intact.
After a while, when the phone’s sensors declare that the danger of falling has passed, the tabs retract back into their original place. The prototype protective screen for Apple will even receive a smooth design.
It seems that Apple has figured out everything in the area of phone safety. The only thing that keeps the little gizmo from reaching the market is that Apple doesn’t quite understand how to adapt it to every phone out there and how to produce it in large numbers.
Moreover, if the protective casing is to be launched somewhere in the near future, this could mean another thing: Apple will lose most of its profit coming from the repair and maintenance department.
Still we could only hope that this new idea will take physical shape and not get locked away in some dusty old drawer at Apple.
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