One thing is sure and that is Apple is planning to introduce its next iPhone or iPhone 7 in 2016 with some crazy internals. We’re already starting to see reports filter through pertaining to the possible visuals and hardware specifications of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, as it’s to be referred to. Alongside those reports we should also take notice of the designed-led visual concepts of what the company can provide with its new iPhone model. Apple patents have been given us a glimpse into the maker’s efforts. Even if they do include insane features and don’t really come anymore insane than this iPhone 7 concept which comes with an integrated parachute system of all things, which could add features like built-in air jets that ensure a comfortable landing on hard surfaces.
First and foremost, the “iPhone 7” shown in the video will on time makes it clear that absolutely no attention has been paid whatsoever to redesigning the aesthetics of the device. Concept here is shown all about the creation and potential integration of one particular feature rather than the full overhaul of a device that is due and external and internal rebrand in 2016. Well, the shape and size of the device remains the same. The iconic Home button with Touch ID sensor is still there, and even the speaker grille, rear camera module and hardware-based volume buttons found in their exact same position and location.
Upon closer investigation, the iPhone 7 itself doesn’t look drastically different tothe current iPhone 6s at first glance, but you’ll notice two tiny air holes situated on each corner – one towards the front-edge of the device, and another onthe back edge. What has changed is all under the hood, and meant primarily to integrate the innovative, but entirely unfeasible ‘Parachute System’ that appears to be designed to protect the device from damage when dropped.
The designer is propounding that the iPhone 7’s built-in orientation, speed, & proximity sensor should work in tandem to detect when the device is fee falling by monitoring its speed and distance from an object. If speed increases, and the distance from an object decresases, an internal alarm would be triggered that then involkes the built-in CO2 tank to kick into action. The internal sensors on iPhone there, these jets spring into action when a drop is detected, releasing powerful streams of air from an internal tank that cushion the iPhone’s landing as it nears closer to the ground. Built-in jet pack, refueled by tiny gas canisters.
Dig into the internal CO2 chamber, then vents its gas to a chain of nozzels located on the device that reduce the speed at which it is falling with the intention of bringing the phone to a contrlled and gentle stop rather than crashing into the concrete. The CO2 chamber, once consumed, can then be filled up via a slot at the bottom of the device. Apple has been exploring all kinds of drop protection systems for iPhone over the years, but there’s very little chance of this ever seeing the light of day in a production device. Still, check out the video for yourself and see what you think.
The air jet systems seems weired, and it seems unlikely it would work without more powerful jets and more air – but nevertheless no denying it’s insanely cool.
(Source: ConceptsiPhone [YouTube])
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