Apple taking IOPS to court over knockoff iPod minis


We were all kind of wondering how long it was gonna take Apple to make the first legal move against all those crazy Asian iPod knockers off, but it looks like the card most consistently at the top of that deck — Luxpro — dodged the bullet on the first real lawsuit, and a little less expected firm, IOPS, is the one getting hauled to court. Apparently Apple's bringing them in over the Jock (right) and Z3 models, which, granted bear some resemblance to the iPod mini but if you ask us it seems a bit pious for Apple not only to demand IOPS stop selling the two players, but get comped for lost sales, and for IOPS to take out an official apology in three (or more) South Korean newspapers. Especially since, you know, Apple hasn't sold the mini for month. Give 'em hell, IOPS.

[Thanks, Shin-Young Kang]