Apple Trademarks Iconic Mac Boot Chime

Longtime Mac users are by now likely as familiar with the Mac startup sound as they are with the distinct design choices of the Mac OS. The startup chime has been around in various forms since the very first Macintosh computers and Apple has finally gone and patented the instantly recognizable noise.

The patent was filed for back in June and was successfully granted to Apple yesterday. Watch the embedded video for a collection of Apple start-up and death chimes from their products over the years.