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1. Cover, Apple wins Four Design patents 04.30.13
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of four design patents for Apple today covering their iPod nano (seventh generation), the iPod Touch (fifth generation), their new EarPods and iPod nano Lanyard called "The Loop." While it's rare to see design patents get fast tracked as these have today, it's a trend that should continue being that we're in an era of quick design turnovers.

Apple's iPod nano Seventh Generation


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Apple's iPod Touch Fifth Generation


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Apple EarPods & iPod nano Lanyard called The Loop  

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For Apple's design patents they credit VP Industrial Design Jonathan Ive and team members Jody Akana, Bartley Andre, Daniel Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Evans Hankey, Richard Howarth, Duncan Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Dean Rohrbach, Peter Russell-Clarke, Douglas Satzger, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Whang and Rico Zorkendorfer as the inventors of these Granted Design Patents. New designers to Apple's Industrial Design team that were mentioned in a few of today's patents include Julian Hoening, Mikael Silvanto and Shota Aoyagi.


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I mean the look itself looks similar, not the size. But Lumia has a black face, while nano has white

Jack Purcher

The new iPod nano is so tiny that there's no comparison to the Nokia lumia.


Nano looks a lot like Lumia or Lumia looks like Nano. I don't know which came first.

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