Revealed: Apple's bizarre plan to protect your iPhone screen from smashing by deploying 'shock absorbers'

Apple devices including iPhones may be w

ildly popular, but the tech giant knows that its mobile devices are not the most durable. Smashed screens throughout the UK are tes

tament to this, with many users carryi

ng on using their device despite it being partially broken following an unfortunate mishap. However Apple now wants to stop that from ever happening. The company has a new patent in the works which will use shock absorbers to burst out of the phone if it detects it is falling and about to hit the ground. Smart: The unique device shows how to protect your phone Strange: The bumpers pop out to cushion most of the impact Four small bumpers on the corners of the phone would take most of the impact once they pop out to minimise the damage, Apple hopes. The small, and supposedly cheap accessory, would leave customer

s feeling more secure with their beloved device. Safe: The scr

een protects the iPhone from damage Slippery fingers: Many clumsy iPhone use

rs have cracked their screens The application says: When the sensor detects a drop event, the screen protectors move from the retracted to extended position, functionin111期欺资料出大小 g as a shock absorber and preventing the

screen from connecting with a surface the the electro

nic device contacts. Phone safety: Apple is aware it needs to increase the durability of its phones (Image: Jeff Parsons) However at this stage the patent is yet to

be approved, so users dont yet know when they will get their hands on the accessory. Logic: The plan submitted by Apple Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in8CancelPlay now