The name iPhone is synonymous with Apple the world-over. But in Brazil, another smartphone manufacturer will continue to hold exclusive rights to the name, according to a recent report. Allegedly, Brazil's National industrial Property Institute (INPI) has rejected Apple's claims.
China isn't the only country getting the iPhone 5 this month -- Apple has just announced the handset will debut in South Korea and a dizzying list of other worldwide destinations over the next two weeks.
You may recall awhile back that a huge $12 billion plan was put into place in Brazil for Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to help meet iPad demand. According to government sources though, that deal may be "in doubt" because of faltering negotiations over tax breaks, as well as Brazil's lack of skilled labor.
Now that iPad 2 supplies are finally easing up and the tablet is continuing its dominance around the world, the floodgates are finally set to open on Friday, May 27, with Apple’s slab of glass and silicon landing in a record number of new countries.