“iPhone 5 mod” site issued take down notice

As you know, a couple of days ago a website surfaced offering a back plate mod kit that gave your iPhone 4/4S the two tone look of the rumored iPhone 5. Naturally, Apple isn’t too pleased about this, and so the site has been given a take down notice courtesy of OpSec Security Inc. on behalf of Apple.

Part of the takedown letter read:

We are authorized to send notice and takedowns on behalf of Apple Inc. (“Apple”), the owner of the federally registered Apple logo trademark (among others) hereinafter referred to as the Apple Trademark(s).
We are writing to request your assistance with a website hosted by xxx INC that is violating Apple’s intellectual property rights.

The website, http://iphone5mod.com, is offering for sale counterfeit Apple merchandise. The offer for sale and the sale of counterfeit merchandise is prohibited by law, including, but not limited to, 15 U.S.C. § 1114 et seq. and 18 U.S.C. § 2320.

The site claims it will accept orders for the next 48 hours, and that it will fulfil all the orders it has already received but not yet shipped. So, if you’d like a contraband “iPhone 5” backplate, head on over double-fast and grab yourself one before they go! Alternatively, you could just wait a few weeks and… I dunno… by an iPhone 5?


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  • Tonybabo

    This must be what the iPhone 5 looks like. To me it suggests that it is unless Apple just doesnt like there logo being used.