It has definitely been a few interesting weeks for Apple. First the Chinese government decided to ban Apple services which included online books and movies from iTunes store. Then came the news that a Chinese court ruled that a local company that made leather merchandise can use the iPhone trademark name on its products.
We learned this morning that imagination technologies is trading 13% higher after a Chinese firm acquired 3% stake in it. This was the company that Apple was trying to acquire not too long ago as it was one of the leading suppliers of GPU’s for Apple.
So after the disappointing quarter sales, Tim Man has decided to pay a visit to the nation to make amend to the ties and hopefully get a little break from these constant problems.
Interestingly, this week, Digitimes reported that Apple was the top International smartphone vendor in China in quarter one with 13.5 million iPhones imported into China. Samsung was in second place with 7.2 million smartphones imported into China. There is definitely good news among all the hassles..
So with all the hoopla over the iphone name, we thought we can help out the Chinese government by suggesting a few alternative names for iPhone. Whats in a name you ask? A lot!
Well, what better place to start other than mandarintools.com. You enter your English name, your Family name, your date of birth and Voila, you get to know your Chinese name and the meaning of the name. That Simple and Effective!
We learnt that most definitely, the iPhone was born in the year of the Pig. That could explain why Apple is struggling to make the phone a little more sleeker and thinner despite all the AMOLED rumors associated with iphone 7.
We were thrilled to learn that the name in Chinese could be as beautiful as Ao-Yi-Bai. That doesn’t exactly sound like iPhone but it is stands for beautiful, unblemished, romantic and charming among other virtues.
Beautiful and Charming, that I do believe! Perhaps the patent dispute is no longer necessary around iPhone name.
Obsessed with tech since the early arrival of A/UX on Apple, Sudz (SK) is responsible for the editorial direction of AppleToolBox. He is based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Sudz specializes in covering all things macOS, having reviewed dozens of OS X and macOS developments over the years.
In a former life, Sudz worked helping Fortune 100 companies with their technology and business transformation aspirations.