Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
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.
That's what I've heard about the subject too. I also heard that was why it took so long for the Beatles to be on itunes. But I don't use itunes, so I don't know if the beatles are or are not on there, or for how long they have been available on itunes.
As far as who was copied.... I don't know. I don't know if anyone can know for sure. But that whole notification bar in Apple iOS sure reminds me of something I've seen somewhere else
But in all honesty, I think a little bit of 'copy' here and there is good for the consumer, and can often result in a better product.