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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SIII groupie View Post
The joke I guess is Apple acts like it invented the rectangle. Didn't Apple sue the Beatles over rights to the name Apple? Beatles pre date Apple by how many years?

I am not an Apple fan. They are to be blunt, corporate fascists.
As I understand the story, Apple was sued by the Beatles/Apple Records Corporate over the name Apple. Apple was selling music through iTunes and there was concern that customers would become confused.

both are called Apple and both use an Apple as their logo.

Apple (the Beatles company) sells music and Apple the computer company also sells music so they must be the same.

Apparently, Apple computers made a deal not to sell music and went back on its promise.

At least that is the story as I understand it. I do not care enough to confirm, so corrections are welcome.

As for Apple being "corporate fascists" I disagree. Every cell phone company on the planet wants what Apple has and they will likely never have it. Corporations--large behemoths to mom and pop shops--want to make money and that is simply a fact.
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