Accelerometer

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.

See also “iPhone and iPhone 3G b . What’s The Difference?” in Webopedia’s Did You Know…? section.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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