MacHeads got excited with Gizmodo’s post a few days back that the iPhone was soon to be released. Brian Lam “guaranteed” that the iPhone will be announced in a few days, and that it wasn’t what he expected. True enough, the iPhone was announced, but it is not from Apple. The iPhone trademark has actually been held by Cisco for some time, and Linksys (a subsidiary of Cisco) is marketing it as a VoIP phone that can do Skype and other VoIP standards.
It’s not what any of us expected. The iPhone is a voip phone made by Linksys. Cisco, their parent company, has owned that trademark since 1996. And they’re announcing their product in a few hours.
P.S. Macheads–including those from Macrumors, Think Secret, TUAW, and Cult of Mac–know Apple likes to release gear on Tuesdays. So they didn’t expect an Apple iPhone Monday. If you did read into my original post and feel like I misled you, sincere apologies for the discomfort.
I’m betting that if Apple ever gets to market a mobile phone, they’re calling it MacPhone and MacPhone Pro. Hah!