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05-21-2011, 07:02 AM #21
What's the big deal? It's not like iOS device owners can browse over to Amazon's "appstore" for apps. The average idevice owner will never know Amazon has a "appstore" all they know is Apple has a "app store".
Personally I think Amazon did it just to piss Apple off.If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
05-21-2011, 08:06 AM #22
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05-21-2011, 09:55 AM #24
Suing over the use of "market". Come on...
05-21-2011, 10:28 AM #25
Wasn't Apple the first company to refer to mobile applications (and later computer software) as "apps"? Every other company was still calling software "software" until the App Store took off, then everybody tried to say "App" and "App Store" is a common term in the business realm. Apple has a legitimate gripe. However, I feel as though if they were going to pursue action like this, they should have tragemarked the name before the app store launch.
I also happen to think they should have coined the stylized lowercase "i" in front of everything: "iPhone", "iPod", "iPad" were cool, but now my job uses "iPerform" and "iLearn", and I saw the new Pirates movie last night at the "iPic Theater". A trendy, innovative company like Apple dropping these things on the public without thinking through tradenames is almost as bad as them releasing the iPhone without any patents. This feels like APple dropped the ball on major intellectual property, and now they're scrambling to tie up the loose ends.
05-21-2011, 02:32 PM #26
05-22-2011, 02:31 PM #27
05-22-2011, 05:16 PM #28
Amazon might just be able to come away with the win on this one--with the added bonus of incensing Apple. #Winning™ right there.
05-23-2011, 08:25 AM #29
I've had every version of the iPhone and yes I use 'apps' and download apps.
I was helping a friend with her Samsung phone and we looked for 'apps' and we
commented on how the Samsung phone has very few 'apps' compared to the iPhone.
My friend went from an iPhone to Android phone for some reason, and we talked about there being more 'apps' on the iPhone compared to Android apps. He said there were some 'apps' on the Android that he liked better than the iPhone "apps"
So saying apps is like saying "software" or "programs" or "games". If Apple owned the term "Thunderbolt" they would have told Intel to stop using that name or they will be sued.
Intel seems to be pretty cool about letting Apple use the term "Thunderbolt", so Apple needs to chill out.
05-23-2011, 10:25 AM #30
05-23-2011, 02:15 PM #31Originally Posted by ;6062187
05-26-2011, 02:54 PM #32
05-31-2011, 09:13 AM #33
Also, I forgot to mention, that "app" can also be short for "applet" too, which is essentially just a terming meaning small application. Java has used that term for well over a decade, (though only for those running within browsers, despite the fact that the same programs running on a desktop instead would normally just be called a Java application (or "Java app")) and, IMHO, that term appears to work well in describing iOS apps. Further more, there IS a separate "Apple Store" app for iDevices, is there not? "App Store" is for getting applications, plain and simple. It's not for getting apple, nor is it for inquiring about Apple support. Lastly, there would just be no point in shortening a 5 letter word to 3 letters. An 11 letter word on the other hand...