Apple Awarded Design Patent For Slide-to-Unlock UI

Apple has been awarded the design patent for iOS' slide-to-unlock user interface, as well as the design for the original iPhone.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved Apple's No. D675,639 patent for "ornamental design for a display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface." Apple was granted a patent for the feature itself in 2011.

Apple also received approval for design patent No. D675,612, which relates to the "ornamental design of an electronic device." Specifically, it relates to the rounded corners situated on the iPhone.

Meanwhile, during December 2012, Apple won a design patent for the iPhone 4.

 

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  • Shin-san
    I can't believe that "rounded corners" got a patent
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  • holdingholder
    2 things that damn near every freaking smartphone/tablet has already and is pretty much a basic feature that requires no ingenuity. What an absolute joke.
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  • delazaren
    I wonder who has a patent for entering a word that gives you access to a system.
    I also wonder who has a patent of having text appearing on a screen when keys are pressed on a keyboard.
    I also wonder....
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  • Shin-san
    I can't believe that "rounded corners" got a patent
    30
  • delazaren
    I wonder who has a patent for entering a word that gives you access to a system.
    I also wonder who has a patent of having text appearing on a screen when keys are pressed on a keyboard.
    I also wonder....
    27
  • holdingholder
    2 things that damn near every freaking smartphone/tablet has already and is pretty much a basic feature that requires no ingenuity. What an absolute joke.
    29