It has certainly been a ‘Mac Pro’ week. It all started on Tuesday when the US Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple a utility patent for its tubular tower computer architecture. Apple yesterday obtained 17 design patents for its high-end Pro Display XDR. Our report today rounds it off with a review of 12 design patents covering all aspects of Apple’s Mac Pro tower.
Unlike “patent applications” which provide the public with an abstract, summary and details of an invention, design patents published around the world are limited to providing the public with only design patent figures. No additional design details are available.
12 design patents covering the Mac Pro tower
Apple yesterday obtained 12 Mac Pro tower design patents from the Hong Kong Patent Office. All design patents have been filed in the following three Locarno classes:
Class 14 – 01: Recording, telecommunication or data processing equipment
Class 14 – 02: Data processing equipment + Peripheral devices and devices
Class 14 – 03: Telecommunications equipment, wireless remote controls and radio amplifiers
The all-new Mac Pro showcased at WWDC 2019
Apple’s new Mac Pro tower was showcased at WWDC 2019. The video below starts at 1:17:46 as Apple CEO showcases Apple’s most powerful desktop computer with a brief video. At the end of the video, Tim Cook hands it to John Ternus, Hardware VP, who delves into the details of this beast.
The references: Check out these Apple webpages for Mac Pro technical specifications, a review of its design, and an overview.
Hong Kong Mac Pro Design Patent Form Example