Apple Inc has changed the name of its iPhone 5 product line, as the Federal Trade Commision ruled against the tech giant.
The iPhone 5 has always been called the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 6 but Apple said on Wednesday that the name is no longer appropriate for the new handset.
Apple did not say when it was made aware of the ruling, but a spokesperson said that the company “will be changing the logo for the next iPhone product line as soon as possible”.
The iPhone 6, the latest model of the iPhone series, is due to be released in the US in September.
The iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 have already launched in Europe and Australia.
Apple has been hit by a number of lawsuits from other countries, with some accusing the company of violating US consumer privacy laws, and others accusing the Cupertino, California, company of copying Apple’s iPhone technology.
A US federal judge last month rejected Apple’s bid to block the EU’s sweeping anti-piracy measures, saying that the companies actions were not in the public interest.
In a statement, Apple said it was “remaining focused on the next phase of our strategy, focusing on bringing the best experiences and experiences for our customers, and we are committed to ensuring that our iPhone customers will continue to have access to the best mobile devices in the world”.
Apple said it is also “actively reviewing all of our products and our products that we manufacture for our consumers, to ensure we are delivering the best products for the future”.