The tech giant was able to register the site after a lengthy dispute with a squatting fan forum was resolved by the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the Daily Mail reports.
Apple's late CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs is said to have "worked closely" on the next generation model of the iPhone, which is tipped to be the biggest overhaul of the line since the iPhone 4 landed in 2010.
The next iPhone is expected to feature a larger display, following reports that Apple has been ordering 4-inch screens from suppliers. It is also rumoured to be encased in an exotic new material called 'LiquidMetal'.
Apple has allegedly ordered the start of production on its next iPhone, putting the device in line for release in September or October of this year.
The handset will likely face stiff competition from Samsung's recently announced Galaxy S3 smartphone, which arrives in stores next week.