Cisco has agreed to license the iOS trademark to Apple for use as the name of Apple’s operating system for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The license is for use of the trademark only and not for any technology.
IOS is Cisco’s core operating system used for nearly two decades. It is the world’s leading network infrastructure software, delivering business-critical services and hardware platform support.
Currently operating on millions of active systems, ranging from the small home office router to the core systems of the world’s largest service provider networks, Cisco IOS Software is the most widely leveraged network infrastructure software in the world.
Source: Cisco Systems Inc.
MacDailyNews Take: First “iPhone™,” now “iOS™.” Cisco’s built a nice little business licensing trademarks to Apple.