It was a big design patent day for Apple in Hong Kong yesterday racking up a total of four covering the overall iPad Pro, the iPad Pro camera, its backside cellular antenna band and the Smart Keyboard. Apple officially introduced their first 12.9" Pro model classified by IDC as a "detachable" tablet on September 9, 2015. Apple also that day introduced the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. Even with slower iPad sales for the 2016 holiday quarter due to a lack of upgrades, Apple's iPad still managed to remain the number one tablet globally, according to IDC.
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Design Patent for Apple's iPad Pro Camera
Apple's third design patent 1601615.4M002 is the same as .4M001 noted in the first designs at the top of the report. except the emphasis of the patent is on the Wi-Fi / Cellular Data antenna area as noted in just one of eight drawings below.
Hong Kong Smart Keyboard Design Patent
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