iSomethingby Jim

27 Jan 2010
10:01 am

We’re just minutes away from Apple unveiling a new product.  The rumors are that it will be a tablet — kind of like a really big iPhone.  I have to admit, I’m excited about a new product like this.  I’ve loved my iPod touch and think something with the same interface (only bigger) will likely be a great product.  But please, Apple, don’t name it something with an ‘i’ in the front like iTablet or iSlate.  How long ago was that cool?  Let’s see… the iMac came out in the 90s.  What does the ‘i’ stand for anyways?  I think the name ‘iPod’ was catchy, and I understand the importance of branding, but I think it is time to move on.   The release of the MacBook was very welcome news to me.  (Very classy name, in my opinion.)  Please don’t spoil a new product with a name from the wrong decade.

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  1. kenn
    11:54 AM on January 27th, 2010

    too late… they chose iPad… blech…

  2. Emijo
    2:46 PM on January 27th, 2010

    Sad thing is, of all the “I” names they could have picked, they picked ipad??!?!? Ick. Islate would have been better than that…

  3. Pete
    4:27 PM on January 27th, 2010

    I like iPad better than MacBook jr.

  4. Momma Hoffman
    8:33 PM on January 27th, 2010

    What does the “i” stand for? Well, I think it’s the logical choice of a generation who grew up in the “me” culture. Their brains think “me, me, me” so when they go to name their products, it’s only natural that it comes out “i, i, i”… 🙂 … sorry – “i” couldn’t resist…

  5. Russel
    9:04 AM on January 28th, 2010

    The ipod was very successful, but when the younger set (those who are tweens now) grow into teens, the ipod may become the cliche of the last decade. In that case, the name ipad would be strongly linked to old unhip technology, regardless of how well it was designed.

  6. justin
    11:12 AM on January 28th, 2010

    Yes, I was terribly disappointed with the name “iPad.” Uber-lame if you ask me. The device does look pretty cool, although it has no multi-tasking. Seriously, what’s with that Apple? There better be an iPhone OS update around the corner that fixes that. They claim the processor on the iPad though is really something.

    I’m definitely interested in it. Could be very useful for school. I’ll have to wait and see how it does.

  7. Risi
    9:35 PM on January 28th, 2010

    Sorry you were disappointed at yet another “i.”

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