As reported earlier this month, Apple was after the ‘iPhone5.com’ domain and had filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
At the time, the domain had a small active forum dedicated to the discussion of the ‘iPhone 5’.
As reported by The Next Web, the case has been terminated. This indicates that the domain dispute has concluded without a decision from the WIPO. The domain is now controlled by Corporation Service Company, most likely on Apple’s behalf. The active forum that was on the site is also removed.
While this encourages speculation that the next iPhone will be called ‘iPhone 5’, that is not necessarily true. This move could represent Apple simply protecting its ‘iPhone’ trademark. It is expected at this time that the next iPhone will just be called “the new iPhone”.
[via The Next Web]