The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of four newly granted design patents for Apple Inc. today. Three out of the four designs cover the iPad. More specifically, two of the iPad designs cover Apple's new iPad mini which was only introduced on October 23, 2012. So it's great to see that USPTO is getting faster at granting designs as they're still relevant. The other designs cover Apple's virtual keyboard on an iPad and a particular iOS user interface. Two of the iPad related designs credited Apple's Co-Founder and late CEO Steve Jobs.
Apple Granted a Design Patent the iPad mini
Apple Granted a Design Patent for the iPad mini with Wi-Fi + Cellular
Apple Granted a Design Patent for iPad with iOS
Apple Granted a Design Patent for Virtual Keyboards on the iPad
Apple Granted a Design Patent for the iOS Settings UI
Apple's Industrial Design Team: VP Industrial Design Jonathan Ive and team members Bartley Andre, Jody Akana, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Richard Howarth, Duncan Kerr, Jeremy Bataillou, Imran Chaudhri, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Daniele De Iuliis, Peter Russell-Clarke, Julian Hoenig, Douglas Satzger, Ording Bas, Freddy Anzures, Marcel Van Os, Raymond Sepulveda, Christopher Stringer, Mikael Silvanto, Eugene Whang and Rico Zorkendorfer.
It should be noted that Apple's Late Co-Founder and CEO Steve Jobs is acknowledged as one of the designers/inventors on the iPad with iOS and iPad with Virtual Keyboard design patents.
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