The number of smashed iPhone screens we see on a daily basis makes us wonder how people manage to get through a day without killing themselves - but it looks like Apple finally has a solution on its way.
No, we're not talking about culling anyone who breaks their smartphone screen, thankfully Apple has a much less murderous plan up its sleeve.
The four pronged approach will apparently protect the delicate glass covering on the iPhone, but don't get your hopes up in anticipation for a 2016 arrival.
Not so fast
As with many Apple patents, the technology tends to be several years away from actually making it into handsets - and even then there's no guarantee that it'll properly see the light of day.
Only last year we saw an Apple patent suggesting the Cupertino firm was working on a reorientation function to ensure your phone doesn't land face down. Since then we've heard nothing - but it's no where near as cool as surprise shock absorbers so we know which way we'd rather see Apple go.