Feeds

iPhone baby clothes shop mauled by Apple

Cupertino misses opportunity to condition kids

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Not content with firing patent suits at tech rivals, Apple's lawyers have forced a baby clothes retailer to halt sales of items styled on the iPod and iPhone user interfaces and icons.

The US giant is fiercely protective of its brand image, having spent millions of dollars on marketing its kit to shiny loving IT professionals and fanbois worldwide.

But the Jobsian empire is casting its legal eye beyond the tech arena having fired at least one cease-and-desist letter to ipopmybaby.com, which is punting baby clothes and T-shirts with the iconic interface used by Jesus mobes and musical pocket cash registers.

"Apple has respectfully requested that ipopmybaby.com stop selling iPhone baby outfits," the owners of the US-owned web outfit claimed on the site, which has been flogging the gear for several years.

In an effort to clear remaining stock the retailer is "celebrating with a discount" allowing parents to bag a, er, bargain.

"$12 each for all styles and sizes! (40 per cent off) (until supplies last or December 11th, whichever comes first," the site states.

Rather than forcing the retailer to bin the iOS garb, surely Apple execs should be encouraging hapless parents to indoctrinate their children in the ergonomic designs of its iToys before they can even talk? Perish the thought. ®

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.