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New Apple Patent Protects iPhones From Falls

Apple’s newest patent for a “Protective mechanism for an electronic device” was awarded from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today. Apple U.S. Patent No. 8,903, 519 aims to address the all too common user error of dropping your phone.

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Devil-X1142d ago

Does this mean we can drop iPhone as much as we want on concrete and still it won't break?

Mr_cheese1142d ago

No, it's aboutminimalizing the damage, not stopping it all together.

This should be a common ground between all tech companies as it is a really common occurrence for customers.

Devil-X1142d ago

Thanks for the info on this.

emilysmithltg1141d ago

Hah I wonder if it will make an actual difference.

Jrmy841141d ago

Well if I'm spending $600 to $800 on a damn phone I'm buying the best case made period oh, Wait I already do that.

Idree1141d ago (Edited 1141d ago )

Had a iPhone 4, 2 years caseless use.
Had a iPhone 5, 2 years caseless use.

Now i have my 2 old phones are still in great condition in my drawer, no dents just some wear & tear.
Apple designs beautiful phones, not gonna hide it!
My iphone 6, will probably fare just as well.

I guess it also depends if you have a desk-job, or frequently go skating with it in your pocket.

Just don't be careless.

ArtificiallyYours1140d ago

Then they'll break past the $995.00 USD. Mission accomplished?