Apple Trademarks and MWSF?

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    With the Expo just days away, a few things to remember is some recent (and not so recent) Trademarks that have been filed by Apple.

    Last year, Apple released "Keynote", a presentation application, at MacWorld San Francisco 2003. "Keynote" had been trademarked by Apple 2 months prior.

    Junkyard, Xgrid, and iPhone were trademarked in 2002... while iWrite and Garage Band are more recent acquisitions. One unconfirmed rumor has claimed that Garage Band may be the name of an upcoming Apple consumer application -- but this information can not be verified.
  2. macnews macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2003
    iPhone could be interesting, but Garage Band?? Never know with Apple though. Interesting to note iBox is not, to my knowledge, trademarked by Apple. Does anyone else know who owns that trademark?

    [edit] Xgrid would be cool if tied in with the Xserve as you (Alset) mentioned. I hope we see some Xserve updates. Stick a G5 in there and I will be buying one this summer.
  3. alset macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2002
    East Bay, CA
    iPhone has me interested, as well. Garage band sounds similar to Soundtrack. XGrid seems like an XServe-farm, perhaps. Junkyard doesn't sound like an Apple product at all, even if it is TMed.

  4. merges macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2002
    I have some doubts about Apple ever calling something "iBox", because of the existence of X-Box (or however it's written). Nasty confusion would be rampant. Actually I am not really sure how deeply one can read into these things; iPod would have been a complete mystery, and I don't think Apple would let something as obvious as, say, iMovie, slip out that easily.
  5. From Win to Mac macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2001
    Montreal, Canada
    iWrite sounds a little stupid, IMHO.

    i hope it's not the wordprocessor-equivalent of Keynote
  6. fatbarstard macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2003
    New Zealand
    iPhone... iPhone....

    Now that sounds way cool... I've got a Kyocera 7135 but I'd rather have an Apple phone (with built in iPod)... bet they would do a deal with a existing manufacturer for the phone bits to keep costs down... maybe this is the new PDA rumours keep popping up about....

    Garage Band.... I know what one is... but software?? maybe it would be a cut down mixing/recording applicaiton for those still learning to play (school kids??)... maybe it would be better coming from Mattel???
  7. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2003
    Sydney, Australia
    Re: iPhone... iPhone....

    Wasn't there some speculation that this may be an iTunes Music Store related thing where new and indie bands could get their music published? Has anyone heard anything more about that?
  8. pexe macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2003
    wasnt there a rumor that said apple and nokia would make a cell phone together?? i remember reading bout it somewhere...
  9. gregorypierce macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2002
    Garage Band could be a successor to Soundtrack or something that is purely music composition as opposed to composition and video synchronization. If so, I'm in. I love Soundtrack and would love a pure music composition program as well. Could also have something to do with the new iPods or some sort of software for sharing independent music or something.

    iWrite? Bleh. Unless Apple has been doing a native port of OpenOffice, KOffice, AbiWord, etc - why bother. The days of paying for office suites and their kin is very rapidly coming to an end - must to the chagrin of Microsoft.

    iPhone? If they do it, I'll preorder the moment its done. Especially if it is a PDA/Phone combo. Why Apple isn't going after this space if beyond me. I can't think of a single Apple owner who wouldn't go after either one.

    XGrid - large numbers of XServes working on grid projects? Sure - makes sense. Roll your own supercomputer from Apple.
  10. silvergunuk macrumors regular


    Mar 17, 2003
    interesting watson

    Garage Band hey? Could this be the new sound app weve all been hearing about lately?
  11. Awimoway macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    at the edge
    None of those sound like a set top box, but Apple has surprised us before with product names that didn't show up on the trademark radar.
  12. kjdenison macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Garage Band

    An app that allows for playback through soundsticks while recording would be amazing. Cubase SX does not allow this. I would love to see apple put out a sound recording program. Soundtrack is more of a loop thing. Really would be nice. I have to use my windows computer to record with Sonar3 because it will play through my computer speakers.
  13. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    Yeah if so I'm loving these new names for apps, Safari is the best one :)
    Garage band would be a great name for a consumer audio app
  14. Waluigi macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2003
    I'm don't have an advanced degree in marketing, but doesn't a product named 'garage band' sound a bit demeaning, and not something you'd buy? If they do have an app for audio composing or publishing to iTMS, I would center around words like 'independent' or 'creative' rather then garage band....

  15. AirUncleP macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2002
    I'll say it again...

    I thought it would be called iTracks but it looks like Apple wants to call it Garage Band. I approve.
  16. pyrotoaster macrumors 65816


    Dec 28, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    Garage Band would be a great name for a consumer audio app.

    As for an iPhone... It isn't going to happen. Maybe someday, when Apple will be able to bring more to the market, but not now. Americans just aren't as cell phone savvy as they need to be for an Apple phone (can you blame us? Reception across half the nation sucks). Maybe someday, but not Tuesday.
  17. Faeylyn macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2002
    Looking for the set-top box? Try this: Trademark #78269492. Name: AU

    Like all trademarks, it goes overboard in the description - just in case they want to add stuff later - to cover them legally. But there are certain key words in this one that aren't in others. Here's the description so you don't have to search:

    IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: computers; computer software; computer hardware; computer peripherals; handheld computers; computer servers; cellular phones; data storage devices; electronic games; video game machines; computer terminals; set top boxes; video projectors; radios; speakers; microphones; headphones; earphones; tuners; computer firmware; computer utility software; scanners; monitors; touchscreens; modems; keyboards; mice; trackballs; trackpads; light pens; joysticks; game controllers; graphics tablets; digitizers; adapter cards; cables and connectors; magneto-optical drives; hard disk drives; floppy disk drives; PCMCIA drives; cartridge and tape drives; CD-ROM drives; CD-recordable (CD-R) drives; CD-rewritable (CD-RW) drives; DVD-ROM drives; DVD-recordable (DVD-R) drives; DVD- rewritable (DVD+RW) drives; solid state storage devices; RAID arrays; mass storage devices; network interfaces; consumer electronic devices; telephones; personal digital assistants (PDAs); digital video recorders; videotape recorders; televisions, digital televisions; stereo receivers; DVD players; CD players; MP3 players; digital audio players and recorders; audio amplifiers; music synthesizers; video special effects generators; still cameras; video cameras; digital cameras; video decks; video converters; telecommunications equipment; parts and fittings for all of the aforesaid goods.
  18. tYNS macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2001

    A friend of mine went to WWDC . He took a tour of Apple and overheard a few employees commenting -- "This iWrite app is gunna be cool". Again this was around WWDC time. I am not crapping either. My friend told me about this quite a few months ago. iWrite is definitely going to happen, if not now, soon...
  19. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    AU = Audio Units, I believe.

  20. Freg3000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    I think so too.

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  21. jade macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2003
    junkyard: file restore software? Retrieve your stuff from the trash
  22. Awimoway macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    at the edge
    That's a good guess, but it sounds like the kind of thing that would be a feature bundled with a new OS release, not a major new product release at, say, MWSF. In fact, if Junkyard ever sees the light of day, I bet it will be exactly what you say. So I guess we won't see it on Tuesday.
  23. cr2sh macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2002
    "Oh... Mr. Fancy with your garage..."
    "What do you call it?"
    "It's a car hole!"

    No way apple would release a program and call it "garage band"... nothing classy about that at all.
  24. dhns macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2003
    iWrite = Apple Works 7?

    Could (Should?) be a new release of Apple Works - even more integrated and compatible in look and feel with Keynote.
  25. dukemeiser macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2002
    Living out of the service area. But if Apple were to pare up with US Cellular, I would buy one. Since it has one of the biggest networks, and is great in rural areas. I have actually been holding off buying a phone in hopes that Apple would produce.

    I think iWrite must be consumer. That's why Keynote wasn't called iPresent.

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