Apple has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its invention — an iPhone display that can fold when dropped and thus avoid scratches.

Information about this was published by the publication TechRadar, referring to the website of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

The description of the invention refers to a system that determines the moment of fall using an accelerometer or gyroscope and gives the electronically adjusted mechanism that fixes the screen the command to “close the phone”.

Interestingly, the mechanism does not guarantee absolute protection. The description notes that with a quick fall, the iPhone will not have time to close. The company reassures this, claiming that even a small angle of fold of the smartphone can protect the screen.

The patent also refers to a hinge that will divide the screen when folded. It will protect against the formation of folds on the fold line.

No details on how the system will work are provided in the description, so it is difficult to imagine the principle of operation of the invention, the publication states.

Recall, Apple is going to launch a completely updated version of the smart speaker HomePod with built-in display.