“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 22 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.
“The most interesting patent came to us as a complete surprise this morning as it wasn’t originally covered,” Purcher reports. “More than likely, the patent was filed in a way so as to escape the regular channels.”
Purcher reports, “The good news is that this patent advances Apple’s new antenna system from previous applications. We were first introduced to Apple’s intentions for a Telephonic MacBook back in August 2010. This was followed up with two related granted patents for a cellular antenna for a MacBook that were published respectfully in September 2010 and February 2011. Apple continues to advance the concept of a Telephonic MacBook which will hopefully see the light of day sometime in the future – hopefully sooner rather than later.”
Much more in the full article, including Apple’s patent application illustrations, here.