Apple patents dual-purpose packaging
Posted by Jenni Spinner, Senior Editor -- Packaging Digest, 11/9/2012 9:19:37 AM
Apple recently announced that it was looking to phase out manufacturing of docking devices for its iPod, iPhone and other electronic gadgets, leaving production of docks to third-party manufacturers like Belkin, Griffin and others.
However, according to a blogger at Apple fan site Patently Apple, the company is working on packaging with a dual purpose: cradling an iPod or iPhone on the retail shelf, then morphing into a working device dock after purchase.
F Miller - 2012-30-11 13:15:34 EST
That is such an old idea. I will be embarrased if the USPTO grants anything greater than a design patent for it. I like the idea and encourage re-use of packaging but it's too obvious to become yet another profit tool for Apple
Terry Jones - 2012-29-11 19:42:56 EST
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