The organizers of a UK based expo for Apple creative professionals claim that 3,000 people have already requested tickets for the event.
Appule organisers Indigo Media claim the event will offer the professional Mac OSX (and iOS) community “a forum to engage with each other and key suppliers”.
As we reported, Apple sent legal correspondence to the organizer, warning them that use of the name Apple is a trademark infringement.
Discussing the new name, organiser Robert Peckham said: "It was decided, a little while back, that the common sense approach was to change the name of the event, so as not to offend or confuse anybody going forward; much the same way Apple Expo in Canada changed its name to iExpo last year".
Appule is scheduled to take place at the Barbican on 11-12 October 2012. The Appule Pro User Live Expo will take place at The Barbican in London on 11 and 12 October 2012. According to the website it is “strictly for professional Apple Computer users only”. However, the iPad, iPhone and iPod are not forgotten: “Design, print, publishing, audio, video, photo, web. PLUS business applications & specialist products. PLUS iPhone, iPad, iPod for business - all under one roof for two days,” states the website.
Tickets will go on sale in June. Subscribers to Macworld can apply for free admission to Appule.