Amazon fights back on "app store"
As we’ve told you before, Apple doesn’t really want anyone else to use the term “app store”. They say it’s intellectual property and can only be used for their app store. Amazon launched an Android app store and called it an app store (because that’s what it was: an app store, a store where you buy apps, app store) which angered Apple and they sued. Now Amazon has filed its official response, claiming that it’s a generic term. And they use Steve Jobs’ own words to defend their position: In 2008 Apple launched its app store, which allows a consumer to view and instantly download apps for their Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. In press releases, Apple has claimed that its app store is “the largest application store in the world.” In October 2010, Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs called Apple’s app store “the easiest-to-use, largest app store in the world, preloaded on every iPhone.”
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