Seems just a day after Apple supremo Steve Jobs promised to revolutionise the world with his iPhone there's been a bit of a hiccup. 

It would appear that talks between Apple and Cisco, which owns the iPhone trademark, have broken down – and Cisco is suing Apple over the name.
Late yesterday, Cisco filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, seeking to prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco's registered iPhone trademark.
Cisco obtained the iPhone trademark in 2000 after completing the acquisition of Infogear, which previously owned the mark and sold iPhone products for several years. Infogear's original filing for the trademark dates to 20 March 1996.
Linksys, a division of Cisco, has been shipping a new family of iPhone products since early last year.
In December, Linksys expanded the iPhone family with additional products.
"Cisco entered into negotiations with Apple in good faith after Apple repeatedly asked permission to use Cisco's iPhone name," comments Mark Chandler, senior vice-president and general counsel at Cisco.
"There is no doubt that Apple's new phone is very exciting, but they should not be using our trademark without our permission.
"Today's iPhone is not tomorrow's iPhone. The potential for convergence of the home phone, cell phone, work phone and PC is limitless, which is why it is so important for us to protect our brand," Chandler adds.
With its lawsuit, Cisco is seeking injunctive relief to prevent Apple from copying Cisco's iPhone trademark.
Can we expect to see the applePhone in South Africa around January 2008?