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Apple was granted 13 iPad Air Patents in Hong Kong on Friday numbered   2016588.8M001 - .8M013. There are two master design patents covering the entire iPad Air designs for both non-cellular and Wi-Fi Cellular. The other 11 patents cover different aspects of the iPad Air that Apple wanted further protection for, such as the camera configuration and cellular antennas.


Unlike "patent applications" that provide the public with an abstract, summary and details of an invention, design patents published around the world are limited to only providing the public with design patent figures. No additional specifics of the design are made available.


Apple Wins 8 Design Patents for the 2020 iPad Air


The first 2020 iPad Air design patent covers the non-cellular version.


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The First Registered Design Patent Form In-Part


3 X FINAL -- Hong Kong Patent Office  design patent registration form in-part for the 1st 2020 iPad Air design patent


Apple filed all 8 of their 2020 iPad Air design patents under Locarno Classifications 14 - 01, 02 and 03 as follows:  


Class 14-01: Equipment for recording for reproduction of sounds or pictures.

Class 14-02: Data Processing Equipment as well as peripheral apparatus and devices.

Class 14-03: Telecommunications equipment, wireless remote controls and radio amplifiers


2020 iPad Air Design – Wi-Fi + Cellular


The second 2020 iPad Air design covers the Wi-Fi + Cellular model with Antennas. The areas that are different are highlighted within the blue squares that we added for clarity purposes. 


4 Design Patent 2020 iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular design differences from standard Non-Cellular model


Various 2020 iPad Air Designs with Variable Emphasis


When Apple applies for a design patent, especially in Hong Kong, they present a master design covering all of the parts as a whole. In this case Apple presented a master design patent for both cellular and non-cellular models.


Apple then broke down the design to emphasize particular elements within a design that they want to further protect separately. Below are some of those additional design patents pointing out various elements such as cellular antennas, the camera area and more.  


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5x Apple Design patents in Hong Kong .8m012 .8m013


There were a couple of design patents presented where the emphasis couldn't be found to highlight in this report.


Apple's new iPad Air was introduced in a virtual event on September 15, 2020



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