Apple granted patent on MacBook Air Summary: Apple has been granted what appears to be a very broad design patent covering the distinctive look of the MacBook Air. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes | June 7, 2012 -- 10:28 GMT (03:28 PDT) Follow @the_pc_doc Previous | Next Image 9 of 10 This image shows the top view. Topic: Apple Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.