On Friday, Apple was granted four design patents in Hong Kong for their Beats Studio Buds case. I got excited at first glance thinking that these could be the all-new AirPods Pro design because the patents didn't mention Beats and with Apple's name on the granted patent forms I leapt to the wrong conclusion. Many thanks for those sending in feedback about the error. All patent figures have been updated to reflect Beats Studio Buds Case.
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.
All-New Beats Studio Buds Case Design Patent 2118232.6M003
In this first round of four design patents, we present you with the all-new Buds Studio case. The first three design patents and their figures presented below are in Line Art that illustrate the full design of the new case from various angles in solid lines.
All-New Beats Studio Buds Case Design Patent 2118232.6M001
All-New AirPods Pro 2 Case Design Patent 2118232.6M002
All-New Beats Studio Buds Case Design Patent 2118232.6M004
Apple filed all four of their design patents for the all-new Beats Studio Buds case under Locarno Classifications Cl. 3 – 01 which covers "Cases specifically designed for their contents."
One Design Patent figure for newly designed Beats Studio Buds
Another series of patents also surfaced on Friday focused on the newly designed Beats Studio Buds design and one of images is presented above.
Below is one of Apple's Granted Patent (Registered) forms in-part for the Beats Studio Buds from the Hong Kong Patent Office for 2118231.4M001 published Friday October 8, 2021.
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