May 07


Nobody knows what the next iPhone will be called, some say it will be “The new iPhone” and some say it will be called “iPhone 5″. One this is for sure, Apple is trying to gain control of iPhone5.com.

Fusible notes that Apple has filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) seeking to gain control of the iPhone5.com domain. WIPO authorities are currently assessing compliance of Apple’s claim with the agency’s regulations, and proceedings are likely to be initiated in the near future.

At this point when you go to iPhone5.com, a small discussion forum will be loaded which is dedicated to discussion of the “iPhone 5″.

Apple’s pursuit of the iPhone5.com domain is interesting given how slow the company has been to take action to secure domains related to its previous products. Apple didn’t gain control of iPhone4.com until nearly a year after that device launched and Apple didn’t seek to gain control of iPhone4S.com until several weeks after that device debuted last October. In the latter case, Apple was likely extremely motivated to take control of the domain because it was being used to forward visitors to pornography sites.

Source [macrumors]

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