This New Apple Patent Could Save Your iPhone Screen From Breaking

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This New Apple Patent Could Save Your iPhone Screen From Breaking
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Apple has secured a patent for a technology that could reduce the number of broken screens its Genius Bar workers have to deal with. Then again, the device described in the patent may only be reserved for sports enthusiasts because it’s hard to believe such a clunky device would ever become part of Apple’s sleek iPhone.

Patent for spring-loaded bumpers for your iPhone

Patently Apple spotted nearly 40 different patents that were all awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday. One of them describes a sort of spring-loaded bumper that would pop out the sides of an iPhone automatically if it feels that the device has been dropped. The patent is titled “Ejectible iDevice with Corner Shock Absorbers that Float.”