Apple detects dubious customers

August 2009
New Scientist;8/15/2009, Vol. 203 Issue 2721, p15
The article reports on the patent filed by Apple on August 6, 2009 for an in-gadget sensor and circuit combination designed to thwart iPod and iPhone users who cause damage to their gadgets and claim for new replacements. Among the consumer abuse events the gadget aims to monitor include exposing devices to liquids, extreme temperatures, excessive shock and tampering.


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