Today the US Patent & Trademark Office published Apple's latest registered trademark for their "Passbook" icon. The icon was officially approved late yesterday under number 4,375,163. Not that it really matters though considering that Apple's Jony Ive officially killed off one of Apple's best looking icons in exchange for one of iOS 7's worst. The new icons for iOS 7 were first revealed in June during Apple's World Wide Developer Conference keynote.
Apple's Registered Trademark Certificate for "Passbook" Icon
Apple's registered trademark was originally filed under International Class 009 which officially covers "software related to handheld digital devices; electronic and encoded gift cards; computer software; computer software for personal information management, and data synchronization software"
Below is the new Passbookt Icon that will appear in Apple's upcoming iOS 7 debuting in September. It's definitely not one of Apple's best designs. But that's just my opinion.
For those not familiar with Passbook, it's an application in iOS that allows users to store coupons, boarding passes, event tickets, store cards, 'generic' cards and other forms of mobile payment. It was designed by Apple Inc. and announced at the 2012 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 11, 2012. The application was released with iOS 6 on September 19, 2012.
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