said by KrK:
Apple actually has patents based on how their devices look or are shaped.
ALL design patents
are for how an object look or are shaped. For example, Coke's bottle shape
. That's what sets them apart from utility patents which covers functionality with no real regard for non-functional design.
I'm not saying that their patents are valid or not, but there are thousands upon thousands of design patents that are "obvious" but aren't really.