The ultrabook landscape is littered with notebooks that look suspiciously like the MacBook Air. Apple’s thin, wedge-like form factor has become a staple of the PC notebook sector. And it’s a design that was just patented by Apple.
That’s right: Apple was granted a design patent for the MacBook Air’s wedge form factor on Tuesday. The design patent titled “Electronic device” is one the of the least descriptive patent names to come out of Cupertino. And, in fact, the patent is light on text but heavy on drawings of the Macbook Air.