An iPhone 5 Release Date Rumors and News forum was handed over to Apple after the company filed a dispute with the World Intellectual Property Organization against the domain squatter. The site, iphone5.com, had been used as a forum for Apple enthusiast to discuss specs, features, concept designs, and other features related to the iOS 6 Apple handset.
Though the terms of today's deal have not been revealed, in the past Apple has been known to hand over big bucks to gain control of websites. Last Summer, the company reportedly dished out $4.5 million to buy the iCloud.com domain.
Does this mean Apple is going to use the site for information about the iPhone 5 release date? Not really, Apple may have simply wanted to gain control of a domain name they felt was rightfully theirs. Also, the company has not stated the next Apple handset, expected to run iOS 6, is going to be called the iPhone 5.
Apple enthusiasts will simply have to wait and see what Apple has planned for their next handset, but if even part of the features and spec rumors are true, the iPhone 5 release date should be a hit.
Did Apple do the right thing by requesting the domain be handed over? Will the company use the site to market the next Apple smartphone?