This iPhone 7 concept video envisions Parachute System for drop protection
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 03, 2015, 3:33 AM
Remember Apple's patent for corner protectors in the iPhone's screen that pop up to cushion a potential fall, saving you on that expensive display replacement? Or Amazon's airbag phone protection idea? Well, these have been reimagined a bit, in the form of an iPhone 7 concept with what seems like rocket boosters of sorts, which would fire up before the phone touches the ground. In fact, the concept video suggests a system of valves and nozzles in the corners which would be controlled by the accelerometer and orientation sensors to release gas from a small tank that would prevent the iPhone from crashing to the floor unimpeded.
ShatterShield tech of Motorola's new Droid Turbo 2 proves, one needn't go to such extremes in order to make a hard-to-break display. It's cool to watch, though, imagine the bragging rights when you drop your phone off the bar counter later in the night - the soft landing should make everyone stop drinking already, and go home.The system looks rather elaborate, but, as the
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"my iPhone has run out of fuel! literally"
posted on Dec 03, 2015, 3:37 AM 2
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Lel Apple using something very innovative and high tech that's beyond our time? Not gonna happen
posted on Dec 03, 2015, 3:50 AM 9
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even it may be a concept but that is impossible!!
posted on Dec 03, 2015, 4:22 AM 0
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Yes, to minimize the impact it needs more gas more than the volume of the phone itself. I have another concept for iPhone 7, Launch missiles from iPhone when an unauthorized person tries to unlock my mobile or at least some PepperSpray if not for missiles.
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Remember that AirDrop troll. http://www.indonewyork.com/ios
posted on Dec 03, 2015, 4:23 AM 0
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Apple and innovation? LOL
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Why not just have a shatterproof glass like the Droid Turbo 2.
posted on Dec 03, 2015, 5:15 AM 2
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I've got a concept. Put a mini infinite improbability drive in the phone that activates when it senses it's dropping and turns the floor into cotton candy or banana pudding. Boom! I'm a designer.
posted on Dec 03, 2015, 8:43 AM 0
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