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  • Goodbye ModMyiF0ne. Hello ModMyi.


    Saturday we told you ModMyiF0ne.com (intentionally misspelled throughout article - we're rewriting the correct spelling, so it wouldn't show up) would be ending. We meant it, kinda.

    Over the course of the last year or so, we've been in a constant, quiet legal battle with Apple in regards to the usage of the iPhone trademark in our site name. After over 10 months of back and forth, and a decent sum of legal bills piling up (hopefully for them too - I'm sure their lawyers cost more than ours ), we've settled with Apple and agreed to stop all usage of the ModMyiF0ne (as well as our original ModMyiPhone) name. They, in turn, have agreed to back down.

    Some of you may remember October of 2007 when we changed from ModMyiPhone.com to ModMyiF0ne.com. Apple had sent us a letter telling us we had to stop usage of the word iPhone in our name. Not wanting to get in any shindig's with the bigwigs, we quickly agreed and changed domains. Apple, in all their amicable spirits, countered that the word iFone is phonetically similar to iPhone, and thus was still infringing on their trademark. We lawyered up.



    Good ol Townsend and Townsend and Crew (Apple Inc.'s legal representatives) and ModMy, LLC have been since tossing punches at each other for a while now, but of course we're no match for Apple - we have neither the time nor the money they do for this kind of stuff. In the end, we wound up with a signed agreement stating if we changed to ModMyi.com and ceased operating under the previous two names, they'd release us of any liability - so here we are. This means no more domain changes - we've got it in writing we're kosher now.

    With the move will come a few changes.

    You'll notice on the forums home page, we've added tabs at the top.



    We're taking this opportunity to broaden our forum discussion areas into all things Apple. Got an iPod Classic? MacBook? Discuss it in our new forums, and watch the front page for all kinds of Apple news now. Of course, our main love is still the iPhone and iPod Touch, and that's what we're all about. We figure, hey, if you guys love Apple products as much as we do, why not talk about 'em?

    Also, look for major graphical and structural changes and upgrades to the site all September, as we clean up and organize a ton, add functionality, and tweak stuff that isn't working great a the moment. If there's things you'd like to see at MMi (see, you can still call it MMi ), let us know by commenting in this thread - we're open to suggestions.

    ModMyi has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year to become the largest iPhone community on the net. You guys' feedback and participation is what makes us able to offer what we do, and stick around. We started out a year ago running on a single server which a buddy helped us run, and now have a half dozen fully dedicated beefy machines which serve up the ModMy, LLC network of sites. We're dedicated to bringing you the latest in iPhone/iPod Touch modding, tweaking, and customizing (hey, that's why we're here, and what we've been doing since the beginning). We love doing it, and plan on hanging around for a good long while. I don't see Apple stopping production of iPhone's anytime soon - you?

    Glad to have you with us, welcome to ModMyi.com.

    Oh, and if you've linked to us on any of your sites, blogs, etc, please help us out by changing that link to our new name. This domain change shouldn't be a big deal at all, but we'd still like to have folks pointing to the correct new domain.

    Also thanks to the singlehop crew for staying up with us all night helping us get up and running on the new domain name. Props!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Goodbye ModMyiF0ne. Hello ModMyi. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 105 Comments
    1. ianhutch1's Avatar
      ianhutch1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Beastlee View Post
      Are the repos going to be updated as I currently can't get a few apps hosted at the old apt?
      +1
    1. E-Dragon's Avatar
      E-Dragon -
    1. marys25's Avatar
      marys25 -
      sorry to you guys for having to keep changing your domain..but congrats on being able to stay open...

      the new layout is great..very orginazed..but one problem..when i log on to the site on my iphone..it only sends me to the ipod section..i have to come out of MMI on iphone and then click on the iphone part..and even when i click on the yellow banner on the iphone section..it still sends me back to ipod...just letting you guys know about this bug
    1. E-Dragon's Avatar
      E-Dragon -
      Quote Originally Posted by cypher7810 View Post
      Figures , more apple nazism. I will never understand why people think the company is so great and cares so much about customers with their constant price gouging and proprietary crap. They are just like any other company. But they do make cool products.
    1. Boo Boo's Avatar
      Boo Boo -
      modmyfruitphone
    1. HarlemState's Avatar
      HarlemState -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolutionarymc View Post
      You can call this site whatever you want as long as I still have access to all the great info here! It wouldve been senseless to battle apple.
      i agree
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nettwerk View Post
      Hmm what is new link for Cydia repository?
      This is what I was going to ask.

      I think I'll get in the queue for this answer too. :P
    1. Xandu's Avatar
      Xandu -
      What's the new Repo??
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      dtunes!!!!!!!! lol i need yoooooooouuuuuuu, please gimme a link or something! a sign of life lol reeeeepppppooooooooooooo
    1. phscyiipfer's Avatar
      phscyiipfer -
      Quote Originally Posted by E-Dragon View Post
      Luck Knew Apple wasn't going to beat us down.

      Truck a Eue to Apple HQ so it can poo on their lawn.

      there you go I even used them in a sentence for you
      hahaha or PACK NEW! --- ooopss got really close on that one.. hehehe...
    1. DoerrFan's Avatar
      DoerrFan -
      ModMyiProducts Maybe?
      Wonder if Apple will ever kill off the i.
    1. SharpieBandit's Avatar
      SharpieBandit -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post


      Also, look for major graphical and structural changes and upgrades to the site all September, as we clean up and organize a ton, add functionality, and tweak stuff that isn't working great a the moment. If there's things you'd like to see at MMi (see, you can still call it MMi ), let us know by commenting in this thread - we're open to suggestions.
      How about an email system that goes along with the News Feed? Kinda like a thread subscription but with the news? Of course you would have to give us the option of selecting user posted or staff posted news....
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      the iphone version of the website looks great but whenn ever i click to go to the next page it returns to normal, dunno what that is but yea, and i cant stay loggined in , i have to log in er then that, two times to make a post...other then that, this is my home with no rent
    1. djslash's Avatar
      djslash -
      what a bunch of Bull from Apple.First u can't use the word Apple (hello an apple is a fruit!) then u can't use the work iphone (ifone is only a fonetic version so nothing to do with!) and this could go on forever, waht if one day they make something they call fork or house or chair,? u won't be able to use those anymore eirther.
      COME ON APLLE. JOBS and the rest, snap OUT OF IT and STOP beeing full of youselvse.

      Greetz

      Djslash
    1. jvallesteros's Avatar
      jvallesteros -
      apple never let go of their "product". even in the 80's, they never backed down to microsoft. they never standardized their product for the PC.

      didn't Linksys/Cisco had a phone called "iPhone" that uses the internet to make calls??? what's up with that? it's not just phonetically sounded, but its the friggin same spelling!
    1. Xandu's Avatar
      Xandu -
      What's the new Repo??
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      The new repo will be pushed out as an update in Cydia as soon as Saurik wakes up. He's got email from me, and we had previously discussed the move - so once he's up, it'll be out.

      I'll look into the iPhone version of the site. Same with the moving of stuff out of News as time goes by (not sure my thoughts yet on this).
    1. Trent J.'s Avatar
      Trent J. -
      I love the new site.. especially the expansion on apple products. Also, glad the lawsuit is officially impossible..

      Great job!
    1. Xandu's Avatar
      Xandu -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      The new repo will be pushed out as an update in Cydia as soon as Saurik wakes up. He's got email from me, and we had previously discussed the move - so once he's up, it'll be out.

      I'll look into the iPhone version of the site. Same with the moving of stuff out of News as time goes by (not sure my thoughts yet on this).
      Thanks for the info!
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Also just a thought , personalization! Each user here has his/her icon, away, signature, and such info. But what other types of personal options can one get so that when he makes a post and new people come, the get to know people more personal. I'm not talking like a myspace profile , but small things like mood status etc