This has certainly been a 'Mac Pro' week. It started on Tuesday when the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granting Apple a utility patent for its Tubular Tower Computer Architecture. Then Yesterday Apple was granted 17 design patents for their high-end Pro Display XDR. Our report today tops it all off with a review of 12 design patents covering all aspects of Apple's Mac Pro tower.
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.
12 Design Patents covering the Mac Pro Tower
Apple was granted 12 Mac Pro tower design patents yesterday by the Hong Kong Patent Office. All of the design patents were filed under three Locarno Classes as follows:
Class 14 – 01: Recording, Telecommunication or Data Processing Equipment
Class 14 – 02: Data Processing Equipment + Peripheral Apparatus & Device
Class 14 – 03: Telecommunications Equipment, Wireless Remote Controls & Radio Amplifiers
The All-New Mac Pro Introduced at WWDC 2019
Apple's new Mac Pro Tower was introduced at WWDC 2019. The video below begins at the 1:17:46 mark as Apple's CEO introduces Apple's most powerful desktop computer with a brief video. At the end of the video, Tim Cook hands it off to John Ternus, Hardware VP, who dives into the details of this beast.
Example of One Hong Kong Mac Pro Design Patent Form