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Vangie Beal
Last Updated May 24, 2021 7:34 am

An accelerometer is a device that measures non-gravitational accelerations. On the Apple iPhonethere is a 3-way axis device which is used to determine the iPhone’s physical position. The accelerometer can tell when the iPhone is tilted, rotated, or moved.

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