Saturday, March 29, 2008

Apple secures iPhone naming rights in Japan

Apple and the largest Japanese intercom maker Aiphone, who was in talks with Apple over the name “iPhone”, have finally ended their long lasting dispute.

The conflict arose because, although ‘Aiphone’ and ‘iPhone’ are spelled differently in English, in Japanese they are the same.

Aiphone says it has “reached a friendly agreement with Apple” that allows both companies to use the Japanese spelling version within Japan.


At least one conflict solved without long lasting lawsuits. One wonders how it will end in Canada.

Thanks: Techradar

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