[citation][nom]tomrippity02[/nom]How so? I don't agree with this lawsuit, but I don't see how those two terms are part of the English vernacular when you aren't really referring to those specific pieces of technology. The phrase "google it" has essentially replaces the word "search" in our language. Even though thats the case, there is no way you can throw out a trademark like this. If so, they should also throw out superbowl, kleenex, clorox, and a host of other brands.[/citation]
iPod has essentially replaced the phrase "mp3 player". I use my Android for music, and other people still refer to it as my "iPod". Same with iPhone, albeit not quite as widespread.
If this suit passes, it will have grave consequences for non-tech brands as well. Kleenex, Swiffer, Vaseline, ChapStick... just a few brands from off the top of my head that people very commonly use in a non-branding way.