Hot on the heels of reports that Apple has problems with the iPhone trademark with Cisco comes another hiccup … seems that Steve Jobs' revolutionary device doesn't have the approval of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
According to The Inquirer, Apple's iPhone has not gone through the required FCC approval process and therefore is not allowed to be sold or distributed in the US.
The Inq points out that at the bottom of the Apple iPhone product page is the statement: "This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained."
We have little doubt, however, that these problems will be ironed out before the scheduled release date of the applePhone in South Africa late 2007/early 2008.