Hot on the heels of the leaked redesign for the iPhone 4G, Apple’s gotten a legal lock on the design of its predecessor. USPTO patent number D615083 protects Apple’s “ornamental design” for the 3G and 3Gs. Which means that the multitude of iPhone ripoffs, primarily the stuff Meizu puts out, should be a little scared now if Apple ever decides to take them to court.
Guess we’ll be seeing the iPhone 4G patents about a year from now, right? By that time the iPhone 5G will be made of diamonds.