Destruct-Proof Foldable iPhone? i-Shock Has the Scoop!
March 19, 2023 at 13:58
The future of smartphones might be foldable, but what if you could also have a phone that is destruct-proof? That’s the latest rumor circulating in the tech world about the highly anticipated release of the i-Shock! Foldable iPhone. If this is true, then we may have a game-changer on our hands. The idea of having a phone that can fold and handle accidental drops or damage is exciting, to say the least. Let’s dive deeper into what just got tipped and see what this new iPhone has to offer.
Several brands such as Oppo Find N2 Flip, Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold, and Tecno Phantom V Fold have already entered the foldable smartphone market after the release of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Motorola Razr. It now appears that Apple will also soon jump on the foldable smartphone bandwagon with the release of an iPhone that is virtually indestructible.
According to a report by AppleInsider, Apple is working on a technology that will allow iPhones with flexible screens to detect when they are dropped. This foldable iPhone will then quickly fold up to reduce impact and minimize damage, as described in a patent application called “Self-Retracting Display Device And Techniques For Protecting Screen Using Drop Detection.”
If this report is true, the foldable iPhone will have a display that can fold at the hinge, detach, or be pulled out of a base chassis in a way that protects the screen from damage, without using a potentially fragile hinge or connection. The device will be able to detect when it has fallen and will aid in protecting the screen from damage.
AppleInsider quotes the patent application as saying, “Mobile devices with foldable and rollable displays can use a sensor to detect vertical acceleration (e.g., acceleration with respect to the ground) to determine if the mobile device has been dropped.” The report also states that folding the display at an angle less than 180 degrees can still provide some degree of protection, as the edges of the device would take the brunt of the fall instead of the screen. Additionally, if the device is rollable, the display can retract if certain acceleration limits are exceeded.
However, the effectiveness of this safety mechanism will depend on how quickly the device can detect the fall and deploy its safety features.