As recent as Friday May 7th, Apple has filed several applications, all of them relating to the applications of IPAD, IPHONE and IPOD.
All these terms have been used interlinked in the 4 design and word applications filed on behalf of Apple by their attorney of record Lisa G. Widup.
The trademark application bearing serial number 85028975 filed for the mark “MADE FOR IPOD IPAD” containing description, Full line of electronic and mechanical parts and fittings for handheld computers and portable and handheld digital electronic devices for recording, organizing, transmitting, manipulating, and reviewing text, data, audio and video files; electronic docking stations; stands specially designed for holding handheld computers.
The other trademark applications are for “MADE FOR IPOD IPHONE” bearing serial number – 85028983; “MADE FOR IPAD IPHONE” assigned serial number – 85028997; and finally “MADE FOR IPOD IPHONE IPAD” with serial number – 85029010. All of them are filed with similar descriptions to the above and under the same class of goods and services which is Computer and Software Products.
And looks like President Obama is not a big fan of the impact of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. His main worry are the superficialities that are engendered by gadgets. As quoted by the President and reported by AFP, he states, “With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations–none of which I know how to work–information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,”.
I believe that the President may have a point however such gadgets also give humans a chance to interact and counteract views and debate on opposing diametrics of the subject discussed, instantly.