Late on Friday Apple was granted seven design patents covering their iPhone 7. Four of the design wins cover the iPhone 7 with its dual lens camera system. The remaining three design wins cover the iPhone 7 that carries a standard single lens camera. Unlike "patent applications," design patents that are published by the U.S. or any foreign Patent and Trademark Office don't reveal pertinent information about a particular design. All we get are simple patent figures as noted below.
Apple Wins 4 iPhone 7-Plus Design Patents
Below is a single set of patent figures representing design patent number 1601711.7M001 that covers Apple's iPhone 7-Plus in its totality. Apple was granted a total of four design patents for the iPhone 7-Plus from numbers 7M001 to 7M004. The remaining three design patents within this group (not covered), focused on individual features of the iPhone 7 Plus design.
Apple Granted 7 Design Wins for iPhone 7
Late on Friday Apple was granted seven design patents covering the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. Below is a single partial granted patent certificate for the iPhone 7-Plus smartphone model which supports the patent figures presented above.
Apple Wins 3 iPhone 7 Design Patents
Below is a single partial-set of patent figures representing Apple's design patent number 1601711.7M005 covering only the differences from the Plus model which is the single lens camera design. The patent figures below show the backside along with the top and bottom views of the iPhone 7 that highlight a single lens camera.
Apple was granted a total of three design patents for the iPhone 7 from numbers 7M005 to 7M007. The remaining two design patents within this group (not covered), focused on individual features of the iPhone 7 design.
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