Now this is a brilliant idea. Tech that changes the angle a phone falls

iphone-6-plus-rear-hand-landscapeApple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as possible.

Now that really is a brilliant idea.