Apple made out well on a number of its pending patents today. The iPhone-maker was granted 25 new patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, according to Patently Apple.
Time Machine, iTunes Store, iMac, iPad Smart Covers, and Apple Store displays are just a few of the products that this round of patents cover. Many of the other patents are for items like connectors, security, and networking, according to Patently Apple.
Some of the patents are exclusively for different applications of Apple products, for example, the iTunes store patent, which is called "Content Rental System" and was filed in January 2008, involves a rental system for videos and games. This is the second iTunes patent granted to the company in the last two weeks.
Earlier in the month, Apple was granted 17 other patents, including a design patent on its current iPod Shuffle and another for wireless-syncing technology.