iPhone already IS a product- cant be apple trademark

applefan1997

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Original poster
Now that release of the so-called iPhone is supposedly near, I have to say that it cannot be called an iPhone, even if such a phone were released. Why? Because iPhone is already a product that was released in 1999 by InfoGear. It's basically a huge home phone that connected to the internet, took messages, organized email, and phone calls, without having to own a computer. Based on this, Apple will probably hold off on the release till they can think of a snazzy name, or buy the trademark or something. Here's a picture:


http://dwp.bigplanet.com/mojomagic/nss-folder/pictures/iphone2.jpg
 

DSchwartz88

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May 18, 2006
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1. apple is creative, and knows their stuff. They already knew about this.
2. If apple wanted to buy the iPhone trademark they already have and made
company since a NDA, to not say anything.
3. Apple is a bunch of creative people, if they couldnt buy the trademark,
then they though of a name already.
 

mrgreen4242

macrumors 601
Feb 10, 2004
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That may or may not stop them from using it. If the product is not similar enough or not being manufactured anymore they could potentially still use it.

I hope they think of something snazzier than the predictable iPhone anyways. :)