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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Throwboy to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's Apple-themed Throw Blankets. Introduced earlier this year, the blankets are modeled after classic Apple icons, machines, and operating systems.

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The 1984 Throw Blanket, for example, is modeled after the first Macintosh that Apple released in 1984. It's made from a beige fabric that matches the color of the original Macintosh, plus it has a black screen, a disk drive, and a rainbow logo.

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Throwboy's Icon Throw Blanket is designed to look like the original Mac Finder icon, sporting a two-tone design and a smile.

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There are also a trio of blankets that are meant to resemble classic Apple operating systems, and they use colors that make them unmistakable. The 80s OS Blanket is meant to look like the Classic Mac OS with a menu bar that features File, Edit, View, and Special options on a gray background, along with floppy disk and trash icons.

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The 90s Throw Blanket adopts the purple background of Mac OS 9, and the 2000s Throw Blanket features the popular aqua design introduced in Mac OS X 10.

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For those who like Apple's software, there's a 2000s Text Editor Throw Blanket modeled after Apple's TextEdit app with Aqua-themed design.

All of Throwboy's blankets are unmistakably Apple-themed, and make fun additions to any Apple fan's home. Each blanket measures in at 50 inches by 60 inches and they're all priced at $46.99.

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Blankets feature the Apple print on one side and a minky fleece material in a neutral color on the back, making them perfect to snuggle up with on a cold night.

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We have 10 blankets to give away to MacRumors readers, with each winner able to choose their favorite design. To enter to win, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older, UK residents who are 18 years or older, and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. All federal, state, provincial, and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (November 19) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on November 26. The winners will be chosen randomly on November 26 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple-Themed Blanket From Throwboy
 

jclo

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Starting with this week's giveaway, we are expanding to include entrants from the UK. I can't guarantee that all of our giveaways will be available in the UK, but as long as our giveaway partners ship there, we'll be accepting entries from the UK, Canada, and United States.
 

Lioness~

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Nice blankets, unfortunately I can’t attend in the contest.
It’s insane how the custom polices are what they are 2021.
Globalization going backwards....
Not MacRumors fault :)
 
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Starting with this week's giveaway, we are expanding to include entrants from the UK. I can't guarantee that all of our giveaways will be available in the UK, but as long as our giveaway partners ship there, we'll be accepting entries from the UK, Canada, and United States.
Nice. Thank you for the giveaway! always welcome the friends in UK, Canada and ofcourse United States.

It's going to be very competitive now :(
 

dng

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This stuff is really cute and heart warming but I am a bit surprised Apple hasn’t taken down this and Elego’s products. Probably don’t want to get into a fight with Apple fans?
 

purplehaze0

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Starting with this week's giveaway, we are expanding to include entrants from the UK. I can't guarantee that all of our giveaways will be available in the UK, but as long as our giveaway partners ship there, we'll be accepting entries from the UK, Canada, and United States.
Please change your mind this week at least. These are awful.
 

jonblatho

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Can I trademark a user interface? - No.

The blankets are just displaying Mac user interfaces.
You can’t trademark user interfaces, but you can copyright the corresponding hardware and software designs, and Apple does do that.

They have so far chosen not to pursue litigation, and they’re probably fine with it as long as they don’t use the Apple logo. It might be a different story if Apple wanted to seriously get into fan merch.
 

Kebabselector

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Starting with this week's giveaway, we are expanding to include entrants from the UK. I can't guarantee that all of our giveaways will be available in the UK, but as long as our giveaway partners ship there, we'll be accepting entries from the UK, Canada, and United States.
Great news :)
 
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