Apple is pursuing legal action to establish ownership of the website domain name iPhone5.com, seemingly hinting at the company’s plans for the title of its next handset.
According to Fusible, the tech behemoth has filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to win control of the name.
This is currently being used by a third party, whose site consists of a forum where there’s some discussion of the welter of iPhone 5 rumours.
Apple’s filing with WIPO is purportedly being scrutinised by the organisation as the basis for legal action against the current owner, which registered the name way back in 2008 and abundantly makes clear on the site that it is unconnected with Apple.
The company had been expected to use the ‘iPhone 5’ name for the fifth-generation iPhone that launched in October last year.
However, Apple confounded tech watchers by going with ‘iPhone 4S’, seemingly in acknowledgement that the handset is an iterative update from the iPhone 4.
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