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  • Brits Seek Ban on 'iTV' for Use by Apple?


    The British are coming for the name of an Apple product that... doesn't technically exist yet.

    Naturally, the overwhelming majority of us will not be surprised if and when Apple unveils its own connected HDTV, which the rumor mill suggests could be out by this time next year and carry the product name iTV.

    But the iOS-powered flat-screen television will have to be called something else, if the British have any say in the matter. According to published reports on Monday, Britain's iTV network is believed to have privately issued a warning to Apple that it wants the iPhone maker to avoid christening any HDTV product line as the 'iTV.'

    Or else.

    Okay, so I added the "or else" part for dramatic effect myself, but the Brits seem pretty serious about their warning. For now, the people at iTV in Great Britain aren't saying much, although more than one source has been quoted saying that no communication has actually taken place between iTV and Apple.

    Regardless, this isn't the first time we've heard that iTV has warned Apple about using its name. Before the Apple TV was released (the second time around), the rumor mill suggested that the second coming of the product would be known as iTV. Obviously, that didn't happen. But with speculation rampant that Apple will call its HDTV the "iTV," things could get very interesting in the months ahead as the two international bodies clash in the name of technology.

    Source: The Telegraph
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Brits Seek Ban on 'iTV' for Use by Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 33 Comments
    1. Liambakerg's Avatar
      Liambakerg -
      Any reason why you keep writing 'The Brits' ... ITV is a channel us 'Brits' watch but it is one of many... Doesn't mean you have make out the British public are against Apple...
    1. NOYB111's Avatar
      NOYB111 -
      iDONTCARE
    1. Liambakerg's Avatar
      Liambakerg -
      Quote Originally Posted by NOYB111 View Post
      iDONTCARE
      Aaaaah you Americans are all the same...
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by ishamiyal View Post
      Clearly a graduate of the US public school system. Thou slayeth the King's English.

      If I were Tim Cook, I would buy iTV, fire everyone, and sell the capital assets just to make the point.
      That's kind of evil to fire everyone and leave only the executives with money.
    1. zrevai's Avatar
      zrevai -
      Except ITV is not the name of a consumer electronic device, it's a Television Broadcaster/Channel. So they technically have no claim to the iTV name in a different industry. If Apple were to start offering content using the iTV brand and not just the HDTV product then maybe ITV could try to stop them from using iTV to sell content but still not the actual device name.
    1. hoekapika's Avatar
      hoekapika -
      Iscreen or iview
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Apple doesn't care who has trademarked a name or not. They didn't care that Cisco already owned the rights to iOS and LG owned the rights to iPhone. They just used the names and settled afterwards with wads of cash.

      I think if Apple was going to use iTV they would have done it with the first Gen Apple TV. I think they'll stick with Apple TV.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Apple TV 3?
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ishamiyal View Post
      Clearly a graduate of the US public school system. Thou slayeth the King's English.

      If I were Tim Cook, I would buy iTV, fire everyone, and sell the capital assets just to make the point.
      Are you looking down on U.S. public school system?
      I am a product of U.S. public school system, went on to great University and got my masters in Biological Engineering.
      All my friends that graduated from public school system went to great university like Harvard, MIT, Caltech etc
      Last I check we do not use "King's English". I guess that is what private school students use to make themselves think they are superior to everyone else... Do you speak with fake British accent as well?
      Just because Apple now have money they can be pricks?
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      Are you looking down on U.S. public school system?
      I am a product of U.S. public school system, went on to great University and got my masters in Biological Engineering.
      All my friends that graduated from public school system went to great university like Harvard, MIT, Caltech etc
      Last I check we do not use "King's English". I guess that is what private school students use to make themselves think they are superior to everyone else... Do you speak with fake British accent as well?
      Just because Apple now have money they can be pricks?
      No offense but American English sounds like a second language to you. Mostly because you don't use articles for some reason. Even I don't use perfect English. My second sentence is incomplete.
    1. de4ek's Avatar
      de4ek -
      Quote Originally Posted by NakedFaerie View Post
      Apple are bastards so they will call it iTV just to piss off the iTV Network.
      then they will get sued and take it to court which will take months to years and by then its sold thousands to all the stupid fanboys with more money than sense.

      Apple are the stupidest and most stuck up company there ever is. They dont care about anybody but themselves and they dont even really care about their fans. If they did do you really thing their iDevices would be so locked down? IF they really cared what their fans thought it would be jailbreaked by a tickbox just like Android phones who actually care for its customers and listen to what they want.
      I don't post very often. But, you, are an ***. This site is dedicated to news about Apple. Your UserName, e-mail address, and ip should all be banned from modmyi. Do you really think anyone that is a member wants to read the crap you barf through your keyboard? I know I don't. modmyi would be a much more pleasant place if it weren't for straight up holes like yourself.
    1. Breezer23's Avatar
      Breezer23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      I don't post very often. But, you, are an ***. This site is dedicated to news about Apple. Your UserName, e-mail address, and ip should all be banned from modmyi. Do you really think anyone that is a member wants to read the crap you barf through your keyboard? I know I don't. modmyi would be a much more pleasant place if it weren't for straight up holes like yourself.
      How democratic. Let's demonize someone with a different opinion! Ahh!
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by Breezer23 View Post
      How democratic. Let's demonize someone with a different opinion! Ahh!
      He's not saying that NakedFaerie shouldn't have a right to hold or share his opinions, he's saying that this is not the place for them.