What you need to know
- Apple has received 77 new patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
- One patent focuses on bringing the Mac Pro's cheese grater design to a future iPhone.
The Mac Pro's cheese grater design could eventually make its way into other future products from Apple.
As reported by Patently Apple, the United States Patent and Trademark Office recently granted 77 new patents for Apple, one of which could bring the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR design to a future iPhone.
According to the report, this is the second patent that Apple has been granted relating to a design like this.
While it's impossible to say if this kind of outer body could come to a future iPhone, the design would allow Apple to run more powerful processors in its smartphone that require better ventilation.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.