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Apple wins patents for Smart Covers, iTunes Store, Time Machine and more

Patently Apple reports that Apple had acquired a number of new patents to its arsenal today. Among the 25 patents issued to the company include:

  • A second patent for the iTunes store and its rental system, originally filed in January 2008
  • A fifth patent for Time Machine, covering a user interface that shows earlier versions of data. This was originally filed in 2007.
  • Design patents for the current-generation iMac, iPad Smart Covers, Apple Store displays, the iOS Newsstand icon and a power adapter.

Full details and other patents issued can be read at Patently Apple.

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