March 12, 2013
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published 10 new patents for Apple. Each focuses on the iPhone and/or iPad. Three of the patents, which cover the iPhone 4/4S, credit Steve Jobs as a designer. These include a patent for the device’s exterior frame and its stainless steel metal band, the iPhone’s back plate, as well as its Apple Store packaging. Other patents announced cover drawings and photos of the iPad, as well as its battery. The final design patents cover an iDevice component, and a graphical user interface. Photo: Patently Apple See also: Trademarks For 'AuthenTec' And 'KeepSafe' Now Belong To Apple, Two Newly Published Apple Patent Applications Could Make Our Lives Easier, and Apple's iWatch May Have Just Been Uncovered.