Apple appealed the decision, however the original decision has been upheld. Documents state, “The examining attorney refused registration, on the basis that applicant’s proposed mark is merely descriptive of applicant’s goods”.
In similar stories, it seems Apple would like to dominate certain Trademarks and use of Apple terms.
We’re no strangers to Trademark compilations with Apple, earlier this year we were asked to change our sister publication touch logo, because it contained the Apple Home Button. We were allowed to keep the name touch however change to a new design.