The term “iPhone” was trademarked by Infogear in the late 90s. The company was later acquired by Cisco. As per sources, both Apple and Cisco have reached an agreement to use the “iPhone” name.
Infogear used the “IPhone” name for their web-enabled telephones. So in a way, Apple wasn’t the first company to make the iPhone.
The first full year in which Amazon.com made profit was 2003, 8 years after coming into existence. In fact, founder Jeff Bezos never expected his company to make any profit for 4-5 years. [more...]