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MacRumors
Sep 27, 2011, 09:31 AM
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Reports of a low-cost, low-capacity iPhone relying primarily on iCloud for storage have been circulating (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/11/apples-low-cost-iphone-to-be-an-icloud-iphone/) for quite some time (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/14/smaller-iphone-to-eliminate-storage-rely-on-cloud-based-content/), with some dubbing the rumored device the "iCloud iPhone".

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MacRumors has discovered that Apple has now gained control of the iCloudiPhone.com domain name, potentially fueling speculation of such a device. The pairing is generic enough, however, that Apple may simply be interested in protecting the domain as it applies to iCloud services across all iPhone models and as a desire to prevent others from utilizing the domain to benefit from associations with Apple's products.

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The iCloudiPhone.com domain name was apparently registered by an unknown party back on April 29th, the same day that Apple's purchase of iCloud.com (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/28/apple-purchases-icloud-com-for-4-5-million/) was confirmed (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/04/29/sources-confirm-apples-purchase-of-icloud-com/). The party registered the domain anonymously under Go Daddy and Domains by Proxy, while Apple uses brand management firm MarkMonitor when it wishes to preserve its anonymity for such purposes. Apple gained control of iCloudiPhone.com about two weeks ago, with the WHOIS record being updated to point to Apple on September 14th.

Article Link: Apple Gains Control of iCloudiPhone.com Domain Name (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/09/27/apple-gains-control-of-icloudiphone-com-domain-name/)



l.w41sh
Sep 27, 2011, 09:35 AM
I would never use one of these...
An iCloud iPhone.

AdrianK
Sep 27, 2011, 09:37 AM
I would never use one of these...

Use one of what? o.O

RazorSharp69
Sep 27, 2011, 09:48 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

Wonder how much they paid the lucky people who guessed a crappy domain name that Apple wanted.

samh004
Sep 27, 2011, 09:58 AM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

Wonder how much they paid the lucky people who guessed a crappy domain name that Apple wanted.

I didn’t think they’d need to if they could prove they were squatting on an association?

EmbraceTheOne
Sep 27, 2011, 09:58 AM
Quick! Someone take iphoneicloud.com! :p

l.w41sh
Sep 27, 2011, 10:10 AM
Quick! Someone take iphoneicloud.com! :p
http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy11/ReptilesForTheWin/ac4a3f16.jpg

Westacular
Sep 27, 2011, 05:07 PM
I didn’t think they’d need to if they could prove they were squatting on an association?

Yeah, this is a pretty open-and-shut case of squatting. Apple gaining possession says nothing about their product plans; all it means is Apple is proactive about defending its trademarks … which we already knew.

accessoriesguy
Sep 27, 2011, 07:20 PM
icloudiphone doesn't sound like their type of domain name. I could be wrong. I would expect something cooler. I can't however think of anything cooler xD

Xenc
Sep 28, 2011, 04:25 AM
icloudiphone doesn't sound like their type of domain name. I could be wrong. I would expect something cooler. I can't however think of anything cooler xD

icloudiphonenano :cool:

appleaccessorie
Sep 30, 2011, 01:07 AM
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