View Full Version : Apple's Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy

Jul 30, 2004, 10:01 AM
From Apple's Unsolicited Idea Submission Policy (http://www.apple.com/legal/default.html#unsolicited):
Apple or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new promotions, new or improved products or technologies,product enhancements, processes, materials, marketing plans or new product names.

Does that imply that the "Feature Request" fields in places like iTunes (see below) just send comments into a void?

Jul 30, 2004, 10:05 AM
Well, by providing that form aren't they soliciting ideas?

Jul 30, 2004, 10:29 AM
basically, they will publically claim that they won't accept unrequested ideas because they don't want to have someone else later claim credit. (and do something worse, of course...)

i assume for iTunes/etc., the official request submissions are covered in the User License that any ideas submitted under that method would belong to Apple... such cannot be said for random emails sent, etc.

Jul 30, 2004, 11:52 AM
Apple is just covering themselves legally. Basically, anything you send to Apple automatically becomes their idea, even if they never would have thought of it without you. This way, when your new idea becomes a new Apple product or service they owe you nothing.