Apple Has Already Banned The Perfect Apple Fanboy Portable Speaker

Apple Has Already Banned The Perfect Apple Fanboy Portable Speaker

Apple’s legal team is freaky fast, and they don’t mess around. Yesterday we saw these portable speakers by iAudio2 that feature a glowing Apple logo on the casing. They’re small and probably sound like crap because they’re so cheap, but they look great. Too great. And we warned that if you wanted to get one you should act quick because Apple would be coming out with the ban hammer real fast.

Well, Apple has already sent iAudio2 a cease and desist letter telling them they better stop the sales of the iAudio2 immediately, or else. But iAudio2 has decided they’re not done having their fun just yet, and that even though Apple said to stop selling their product immediately, they’re going to keep selling them for the next 24hours before they run away scared. Unless of course Apple calls again, then they’ll stop immediately.

Here’s iAudio’s full letter to customers regarding the situation:

Dear Customers,

We have been warned by an Apple representative wanting us to stop the sales of iAudio2immediately. To avoid any further issues, we will stop selling the iAudio2 within the next 24 hrs (anytime from now). Orders being made will be fulfilled as promised. Customers who have yet order, please place your order now and we will still process accordingly. We will stop the sales immediately if we receive a second call from them. As we are not allowed to reveal anything more, if you have any further enquiries please contact us via our online contact form.

Gentle Reminder: We no not debit or capture your payment until we ship out your order.

From iAudio2 Team

  • Lane Jasper

    Hahahaha they’re playing with fire!! WOW! Even if they sound like crap, the price is perfect for a lightup apple thingy on your desk :-)

  • mr_bee

    I like how you blame Apple all through the article when in fact it was your publicising of the thing that probably led to Apple knowing about it at all. Pretty low blow there.

  • Buster

    I like how you blame Apple all through the article when in fact it was your publicising of the thing that probably led to Apple knowing about it at all. Pretty low blow there.

    I’m fully aware that it was probably our article that alerted Apple about the device, but I don’t blame Apple. I would do the same thing if I was the boss man at Apple. You have to protect your brand, and iAudio2 knew full well that they were going to get some legal heat for having an Apple logo on their little speaker.

  • iSteve

    They used both the “i” and the Apple logo to sell a crap of speaker. Apple must strip them off.

  • Tony Sommersdorf

    This is Google’s cache of http://iaudio2.com/apple-warning-iphone5mod/. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Sep 20, 2012 10:54:36 GMT……..This happened a while ago…why is it relevant now? Here is the link to the cache I saw.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&q=cache:NtgFpSRiNv8J:http://iaudio2.com/apple-warning-iphone5mod/%2Bhttp://iaudio2.com/+shop/iaudio-2&gbv=2&gs_l=heirloom-hp.3…2281.6218.0.6624.12.9.3.0.0.0.344.860.0j3j0j1.4.0…0.0…1c.1.pV16XaW4S2k&ct=clnk

  • James Katt

    Obviously, they are using Apple’s Logo without a license.

    If they had gotten a license to use Apple’s Logo, there wouldn’t be any problem.

  • Gavin Blur

    Why not put you own logo on them and sell sell sell?
    could you not predict this when you added the apple logo… sorry but it’s LAME!

  • robert_walter

    My take is they expected and desired this. By so doing, they raise awareness of their product. They probably have die sets waiting to go into the injection mldg machines to produce the cases with their own logo instead of the apple, just as soon as the apple logoed stockpile runs out.

  • sault

    Fortunately, i ordered mine yesterday… :-)

  • Tallest_Skil

    You put someone else’s logo on your product and tried to sell it. By rights, you should be in jail. Shut up and deal with it.

  • technochick

    You put someone else’s logo on your product and tried to sell it. By rights, you should be in jail. Shut up and deal with it.

    Jail is a tad strict but a cease and desist and possible lawsuit is not out of line

  • Gadgetarian_

    I had ordered for the above bluetooth speaker on 5th oct but till date the website says? “processing”. No one picks up the no. given on the website and no response from the customer care side.
    I hope its not a fraud as my CC as already been charged for the item.

  • luisfrocha

    Just picked mine up from post office. Quite decent sound; better than I expected. Worth the wait for that price.

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