Apple Wins Patent on iPhone 4 Design

Apple has seen its streak of patent application approvals from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) continue.

The company had filed for a patent on the iPhone 4's design, which was awarded just recently, despite the smartphone launching a few years ago.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office also awarded a design patent on the white iPhone, which is a device that was delayed back in 2010 due to "challenging" production issues.

Additionally, Apple was awarded a patent pertaining to the iPad's case, as well as the firm's Smart Cover; it magnetically connects to the tablet and sits on top of the device's screen.

Elsewhere, the firm won a MagSafe charging mechanism-related patent. The technology magnetically connects to a Mac in order to charge it; however, when the cable is torn away, the magnetic seal is broken, subsequently ensuring the computer it was connected to remains still.

Back in October, Apple were granted an accumulative of 34 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

 

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  • freggo
    So let me recap...Apple is winning patent lawsuits in the USA (5% of the word population)... but is getting bashed in the rest of the world more or less.
    Yeah, sounds like a great concept for future stability.
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  • kryzzay
    Must be a slow news day.
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  • soundping
    Apple has people on the payroll at (USPTO).
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  • kryzzay
    Must be a slow news day.
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  • techcurious
    "The company had filed for a patent on the iPhone 4's design, which was awarded just recently, despite the smartphone launching a few years ago."
    Zak.. a few is more than 2 ... how old is the iPhone 4 again? :P
    .. just sayin'..
    I should save my breath though.. it's clear you never read the many comments directed right at you in every article you put up...
    Edit: My bad! A "few" in fact is any small number greater than 1. (I had believed it to mean any small number equal to or greater than 3)
    *Humble Pie... yummmm*
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  • Marco925
    and watch the onslaught of lawsuits now for phones being black or white.
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