The next generation iPhone is all clues and guesses. Will it be called iPhone 5? Or something else? But a recent complaint filed by Apple with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) could be hinting at the name.
WIPO is a United Nations agency that protects intellectual property including instances of alleged cybersquatting. Apple’s claim, first reported by Fusible, concerns the iphone5.com domain.
The iphone5.com domain name was registered in Feb. 2008 through a registrar based in Australia. At the moment, it hosts smartphone advertisements and iPhone related message boards. One thread that started on Sunday afternoon urges iPhone5.com visitors to help prevent an Apple takeover. The user name Morphius writes:
Yes, You as the community can play a huge part in all this. we as members here before the 4s was even released at iphone5.com should stand our ground against Apple. We have every right to be a fan of the iPhone and to talk and discuss about it. THEY WIILL NOT SHUT US DOWN!!!!!
Call Corporate Of Apple and tell them to stop there persuit!! Blow up there phones, Spam there emails, call there Administration! Do something to get our point across.
Will iPhone 5 end up being the name of the device, and will iPhone5.com belong to Apple soon? They are not new to winning domains with their product names all over them. In late 2011, the company won claims to iphone4s.com, as well as several other iPhone-related properties.
Earlier last year, the company won rights to the domain iPods.com.