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For well over a year now, Apple has incrementally stepped up its aggressive legal fight with Amazon regarding the digital retailer's use of the term "Appstore" to market its store...
06-20-2013, 02:21 PM #1
'Appstore' Stalemate Between Apple and Amazon Now Official
For well over a year now, Apple has incrementally stepped up its aggressive legal fight with Amazon regarding the digital retailer's use of the term "Appstore" to market its store for... um... apps.
Last summer, Apple went as far as to suggest that Amazon is intentionally trying to trick and confuse consumers.
Heck, if I had a nickle for every time I wanted to download an iOS app from the App Store and accidentally downloaded an Android app from Amazon instead, I would be... completely broke.
Nonetheless, Apple stands by its claim.
"Amazon has steadfastly refused to produce documents and information regarding the use of 'for Android' in connection with its service..." Apple argued in one of its many legal filings, arguing that "appstore" should only be used by Amazon if it reads "Appstore for Android."
"Amazon has failed to produce a witness who can testify regarding the decision not to use 'for Android' with the Amazon Appstore Service outside the context of the Kindle Fire, despite clear evidence that Amazon frequently does not use 'for Android' in conjunction with its Service," the argument from Apple continued.
In January of this year, lawyers for both companies were ordered by a judge to meet and try to work out the issue in hopes of saving everyone (including the legal system) valuable time and treasure. Meetings and phone calls have reportedly now taken place throughout the months of May and June and we can confidently report that nothing... and we mean nothing... has been accomplished that will preclude the need for a trial.
According to published reports this morning, the Apple vs. Amazon trial is now set to begin August 19th.
06-20-2013, 03:02 PM #2
The only reason I can think of for Amazon not wanting to add "for Android" to the name is because they recognize that they do get customers because its the same name as Apple's. Would people really not use the store/stop using the store just because they change the name? I think this whole thing is kind of ridiculous, but I'm also not surprised that it's happening.
06-20-2013, 03:08 PM #3
This lawsuit is stupid and I am not surprised Apple is the one that is doing the lawsuit.
If this really happens to people the lawsuit would not be from Apple but a class action lawsuit from Amazon's customers, it does not affect Apple what so ever!!
Just a stupid way Apple is trying to bring down competition.
BTW if Amazon is forced to change name to Appstore for Android, Apple have to use Appstore for iOS. Since you are looking out for consumers you don't want people who wants to buy Android apps to buy iOS apps either do you?
Last edited by unison999; 06-20-2013 at 03:10 PM.
06-20-2013, 03:38 PM #4
To me when i hear Appstore? That means Apple and no one else! I don't no why or understand why someone would buy a app from Amazon for iOS or Android? Goto either the Appstore or Google Play to buy it?? Unless im missing something???
06-20-2013, 04:23 PM #5
06-20-2013, 04:31 PM #6
You go to the appstore that is relevant to your device, I don't know anyone who has gone to the Amazon appstore to purchase something for their iPhone, nor do I know anyone who has gone to Apples appstore to purchase something for their Kindle Fire
Appstore should a generic term for purchasing smartphone apps
06-20-2013, 04:46 PM #7
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06-20-2013, 05:57 PM #9
It is ridiculous... Even my non techy friends know the difference. I have even said "check out this app in the app store" and they usually answer with which app store. Its become a general term. The normal consumer will know an android phone wont have the apple app store.
06-20-2013, 06:38 PM #10
Apple isn't trying to bring down competition. They're trying to separate themselves from all the competitors by not letting people use their name, their look, their design. All companies try to protect their products. And believe it or not, the average user isn't tech-savvy as we are. They don't even know sites like this exist so don't try to make it seem as if Apple is some evil, greedy company when they are just trying to protect their brand and image.
06-20-2013, 07:17 PM #11
"AppStore" is simply a generic name for a store that sells mobile apps.
It's a ridiculous lawsuit and Apple won't win, PERIOD! next......
06-20-2013, 08:55 PM #12
06-21-2013, 10:58 AM #13
Actually, I think Amazon just refuses to give in, if anyone has money to compete with Apple's lawyers, it would be either Amazon or Google. Since we have already seen Google willing to assist others in lawsuits involving Android, it may very well turn out that they have already told Amazon that they would help them, even through they are running a competing App Store. The very thought that the term App Store could be trademarked, copy righted or patented is ridiculous on it's face and I am sure that that is why Amazon is willing to stand their ground.
Additionally, Amazon also used the term for Windows and Mac apps in their download section (or at least they used to), so it would make sense to say App Store for Android.
06-21-2013, 10:53 PM #14
just think about that for a moment. are we really to believe that somebody walked into a best buy store and bought a Galaxy Tab 10.1 mistaking it for an iPad despite the fact that;
the box said SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1
the sales person would have to unlock a cabinet and give the the "iPad" they asked for.
that's like walking into McDonald's and thinking you were in Wendy's
besides, it was a stunt pulled by a group of iDiots trying to help apple with the lawsuit.
06-21-2013, 11:38 PM #15
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