Apple Looking To Make iPods Droppable
from the toss-'em-around dept
My IBM Thinkpad has a feature where it tries to recognize if the laptop is falling, and if it is, to protect the hard drive to (hopefully) prevent damage. It appears tha Apple has been working on a similar technology for the more-likely-to-be-dropped iPod. Apple apparently filed for a patent on the technology in June 2003. It’s unclear from the article if IBM filed for a similar patent, but if they had it’s likely they did so earlier, because the Thinkpads started including the feature in October of 2003.