Apple has been granted their second patent for the iTunes store in the past two weeks. This patent is for a content rental system and was filed in January 2008.
This patent covers a content rental system which mainly focuses on including a content server for transferring content to a viewing device upon a users request.
Apple has won another patent, regarding the infamous Time Machine Backup Software. This is Apple’s fifth patent regarding the Backup Software. This patent covers various methods and a program for providing a UI which includes earlier versions of data (you can say, an enhanced version of the current Time Machine).
Also Apple has issued three design patents.
- The first patent is for an Apple Store Display Structure
- The second goes to Apple’s iPad Smart Cover
- The third goes to Apple’s iMac
Two more design patents that Apple received include iOS’ Newsstand icon (I hate this thing :|) and a power adapter.
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