Cisco vs Apple – round one

iCommunicator, iMobile, iPod phone. All contenders consigned to history after Steve Jobs revealed to the assembled faithful at Macworld that the iPhon

iCommunicator, iMobile, iPod phone. All contenders consigned to history after Steve Jobs revealed to the assembled faithful at Macworld that the iPhone would really be called the, er, iPhone.But wait a minute. Weren't we all told that Cisco owned the coveted name and Apple would have to look elsewhere? There were certainly a few surprised faces and raised smiles when the new moniker was announced. Had it all been a ruse to throw us off the scent? Was Cisco in on it the whole time?Well, apparently not. It's now bringing in the lawyers and suing Apple for copyright infringement.So what's going on? Well, Cisco says Apple did approach it to use the name, but then went ahead before any agreement was reached. Apple says 'that's silly' (no, really, that’s a direct quote) and has told the BBC that so many other companies use the iPhone name for different products that it's no biggy if it borrows the tag for its new mobile.We certainly found a few iPhones available online. From Cisco's own Linksys-branded WiFi VoIP phone (pictured) to the anonymous but 'Skype ready' iPhone Pro – a snip at $16.50. Could be a few more lawsuits filed before the month is out.