Apple applies for ‘Mobile Me’ trademark

“Apple Computer last week asked the United States Patent and Trademark Office to grant it a trademark on the term ‘Mobile Me,'” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider. “On January 5th, the company made four separate filings on the term, covering a broad range of technologies and services.”

Marsal reports that the first filing describes Mobile Me as a computing device, the second filing covers the digital audio space, the third filing relates Mobile Me to a consumer electronics portable device, and the fourth covers Mobile Me as telecommunication services.

Full article with descriptions of the four separate filings here.

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  1. The only thing I hate about these types of filings is that it seems like they file them even for technology that never sees the light of day. Understandable, but it sure doesn’t help us figure out what they’re up to!

  2. After a three year PERIOD of announcing and then immediately withdrawing the feature, perhaps this is the reincarnation of “Home on iPod”!!!!!

    For those who don’t know, this was the ability to have your personal settings saved to an iPod so you can go to any Mac, attach the iPod, and then log in to your desktop, address book, bookmarks, and such.

  3. Even though I got my daughter a Nano for Christmas I still see the iPod as pure luxury – which I can’t afford. I’ve always felt that the iPod concept is always one step away from being a useful PDA device with great multimedia to boot. If they really do start making a more PDA-like iPod I will definitely start thinking about an iPod for myself.

  4. Look for Mobile Me to be the following:

    1. Used as an advertising slogan.
    2. An internet service that will be rolled out as part of .Mac
    3. A new tool for OS X 10.5 that allows all Apple apps to sync data to iPod

    And One More Thing…
    4. A new Apple PDA for Macworld Jan 2007

  5. Actually, it’s part of the naming strategy for Apple. Previously, Apple would have referred to it as “iMobile.” Now it’s “Mobile Me.”

    Look for the next version of the iMac to be renamed “Mac Me”, the next version of the iSight to be “See Me” and the next version of the iPod to be “Pod Me.”

    (In case no one has figured it out, I’m kidding.)

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