Apple granted 27 U.S. patents covering MIMO LTE antenna, cellular MacBooks, and more

“The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-seven newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In our first report of the day we focus on two patents,” Purcher reports. “The first relates to a future cellular MacBook that will likely access 4G LTE data networks. Apple’s second patent win relates to an MIMO antenna which Wikipedia states is an important part of modern wireless communication standards such as LTE.”

Purcher reports, “Whether this particular antenna will be used in Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 5 or future cellular data ready MacBook is unknown at this time.”

Much more, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.


  1. Hope Samsung doesn’t tread on that LTE patent. Would really suck for them to be getting a boot in the ass from regulators for abusing FRAND patents while at the same time getting cracked by Apple for infringing on their IP. Couldn’t happen to a nicer company.

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