Apple has filed a patent for a paper bag, really

apple paper bag patent
Is Apple running out of ideas for things to patent?

Whereas it usually sticks to tech-related stuff in its patent filings – among them a wraparound smartphone display, an all-touch haptic keyboard, a trackpad-compatible stylus, a tablet cover with a built-in screen, VR goggles, and a way to censor songs and audio books – its latest one targets the humble paper bag.>

Yes, you read that right. >Paper bag>.>

Of course, such an item is of extreme importance to Apple and its customers, as they provide a convenient way for people to carry their purchased goods from the Apple Store to their home.>

Apple says as much in its filing, offering some useful background information that;s apparently aimed at those who;ve never heard of such an object. The company writes: “;Bags are often used for containing items. For example, retail bags may be used to contain items purchased at a retail store.”;>

Of course, with the paper bag already a well-established part of the retail industry, Apple has to offer something new and original in its patent.>

So besides describing a design for an environmentally friendly bag that;s;formed of white paper with at least 60 percent post-consumer content,”; the document also offers details of a slew of unique modifications (many focusing on strategically placed corrugated cardboard inserts), as well as information on a handle;formed entirely of paper fibers knitted in an 8-stitch circular-knit pattern.”;>

Apple believes the design is robust enough to safely hold all your tech goodies, eliminating any possibility of a sudden split sending your purchases spilling across the sidewalk before you;ve even had a chance to unbox them.>

The Cupertino company says that creating a bag formed entirely of paper;can help to reduce any environmental impact from production, use, and disposal of the bag,”; a statement few of its customers are likely to quibble with.>

If paper-bag design is your thing and you;re interested to learn more about Apple;s plan for what may or may not be a revolutionary new product, then you can check out the entirety of its filing at the United States Patent and Trademark Office website here. Enjoy.>

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