Apple patents granted on 20 December 2011

8 US patents granted on 20 December 2011 and assigned to Apple

1 D650,811 Media device
2 8,082,523 Portable electronic device with graphical user interface supporting application switching
3 8,082,376 Communication between an accessory and a media player with multiple protocol versions
4 8,082,319 Publishing and subscribing to digital image feeds
5 8,081,956 System and method for determining mobile device capabilities
6 8,081,954 System and method for determining mobile device capabilities
7 8,081,930 Trace functionality in a mobile device
8 8,081,430 Microperforated and backlit displays having alternative display capabilities