Apple Looks to Patent Appearance of the MacBook Air
Apple is trying to patent the outward appearance of its wedge shaped MacBook Air, according to Patently Apple.
Apple's invention describes various embodiments regarding systems and methods for providing a lightweight and durable portable computing device having a wedge shaped profile and an associated high speed memory card and card connector. This could be accomplished at least in part through the use of a wedge shaped outer housing and specially designed inner components arranged to fit and operate within this housing. Such components include a high speed memory card and associated card connector that utilizes contacts having short signal paths, as well as a ground plane split into multiple portions. In one aspect of the provided embodiments, the computing device takes the form of a laptop computer.
Patently Apple notes that this is a continuation patent and that Apple is beefing up the patent pending MacBook Air by putting nine other patent applications under this one invention.
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