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Apple's Latest Patent Will Make Your iPhone Less Annoying

Dylan Love

We presumably put our phones in vibrate mode to keep them quiet. But a vibrating phone on a table is pretty much the most disruptive sound there is.

Enter Apple's latest patent, which comes to us via Apple Insider. The company has come up with a system that uses the iPhone's mic and accelerometer to detect when it's vibrating too loudly.

When it is, the phone simply reduces its vibration. A pretty cool solution since it makes use of hardware the phone already has.

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