Apple granted 49 patents covering Lightning, Mac mini, cameras, and more

“It’s a huge day for Apple in respect to newly granted patents,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 49 granted patents for Apple this morning.”

“The patents cover a wide array of technologies such as Apple’s lightning connector, the Mac mini, five camera patents and a few patents relating to the iPhone,” Purcher reports. “We also provide you with two graphics from a recent European patent filing that illustrates the iPhone’s face camera positioned in a new location.”

Purcher reports, “We close out our report illustrating five design patent wins for Apple…”

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

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


    1. Because, luckily, even years and years after the trespassing, inventors are still being rewarded enormous sums in damages by the courts. The court is a slow system, by design. You do not want judgement to be passed too fast and too easily. Apple may very well “win” back large sums of money from Ss in the years to come. If they had not registered their patent, Ss could copy, claim the patent and end up getting money from Apple too…So I would rather have Apple invent, register patents, be copied by Ss and possibly be rewarded money than the alternative……but it sure is teeth-grinding aggravating….

  1. I wish all the analysts and bloggers that are all declaring that Apple is a dead company walking and that they can’t innovate without Jobs, would just take a look at what is going on at the patent office.
    The good ideas and shear number of patents being applied for and granted to Apple lately is impressive.
    The idiotic doomsayers like to trot out the fact that there have been no new products for years as proof that Apple is lost without jobs.
    However, I believe the opposite. No news is good news. It is a good sign, that Apple has been working a very long time on new products in secret and there are surprises in the near future.

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