Apple Patentmania: 31 Years of Big Ideas

A visual history of Apple patent filings: the brilliant, the bizarre, the just plain bad.

By  |  Monday, December 15, 2008 at 1:19 am

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Computer Housing

Filed October 13th, 1983

This, in case you couldn’t tell, is the original Macintosh, which shipped a few months after this patent was filed. Either the artist was careless with proportions or the drawing shows a Mac with a 5.25″ floppy drive, rather than the then-innovative 3.5″ one that the Mac sported from the start.

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