We’ve all been there – that feeling of dread when your iPhone slips out of your hand and bounces off the hard concrete floor.
Sometimes the flimsy plastic case it’s enclosed in will be enough to save the Apple product but, more often than not, the iPhone’s screen meets its doom, shattering into an absolute mess on the ground.
So, let’s face it, it’s long overdue for Apple to come up with a way to stop these breakages from happening because we really can’t be trusted to protect our mobiles after we’ve had a few beers.
According to a newly released patent, the company have finally come up with a way to stop those expensive trips to the Apple store (or the cheaper alternative) and claim to have effectively made iPhone screens scratch and shatter resistant.
The images show how the design would come fitted with tiny retractable bumper mechanisms, designed to spring into action when they detect a fall is in progress.
Essentially, these would then act as “a shock absorber”, according to a report on Mic.
The plans outline how the “active screen protection” system would use the phone’s camera and microphone to detect falls, while the fenders would be placed around the edge of the screen and on the iPhone’s metallic casing.
Unfortunately, no date has yet been set for when this must-have upgrade will see the light of day so, until then, be careful out there!