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Why phones break: Screens get stronger, yet we demand more

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Apple has received a patent for using internal motors to rotate a phone as it drops so that the glass part doesn’t hit the ground.

Wow, the phone that flips itself mid air. Like a cat? Impressive...if they can incorporate the feature without significantly adding to the phone's weight and thickness.

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Wow, the phone that flips itself mid air. Like a cat? Impressive...if they can incorporate the feature without significantly adding to the phone's weight and thickness.

Perhaps they could utilise the motors used for vibrating call and message notifications? That wouldn't add too much weight if it were possible to do that.

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OMG....cracked screens...what a Global Problem !!!

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Wow, the phone that flips itself mid air. Like a cat? Impressive...if they can incorporate the feature without significantly adding to the phone's weight and thickness.

Somehow I don't see that motor really turning the phone around mid-air. What it probably does is make a very small vibration. If the phone lands even corner first rather than completely face down, that already significantly improves its survivability.

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I highly suggest people get tempered glass covers for their phones and tablets. They are superior than film covers. I was skeptical until last month when the glass cover saved my tablet from almost screen destruction. I've even tested scratching it with a knife, NOT A MARK on it.

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I agree with Badge213. When I got my iPhone 6, I also bought a tempered glass and a transparent silicon case. Both have saved me hundreds of dollars in repairs.

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