Apple iPhone 3G / 3GS Form Factor Patent

Apple [AAPL] has finally been granted a patent that basically protects the form factor of the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The patent number is D615083 that protects the shape of the iPhone preventing others from legally copying it.

Looking over the images found below we see that all features seem to be in place such as the volume control, silent switch, SIM card slot, headphone jack, ear speaker, microphone and loud speaker, dock connector etc… but for some reason the home button towards the bottom of the screen on ALL iPhone variations is not included.

The full image of what is protected can be found just below…

Via: GoRumors

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