Apple Computer is eyeing a technology that could make the iPod more likely to survive a fall.
The company has applied for a patent on technology that would allow a portable media player to detect when it is falling and then stop reading or writing to the hard drive. Such technology would work by detecting the acceleration that accompanies a drop
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Apple aims to patent fall-detecting iPod
Posted on Friday, Dec 24 2004 @ 17:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck