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johnbro23
Mar 12, 2006, 07:09 PM
It really makes sense, and I think that is what Apple is going for. It sounds funny at first, but that is only because we are so used to calling their predecessors by different names.

Pro computers:
Mac Pro
MacBook Pro

Consumer computers:
Mac Mini
iMac
iMacBook

The only problem is Mac Mini, but I think Apple is accepting it as an oddball. So Apple gets rid of "power" in the names (as Steve stated when he introduced MBP) and maintains "i" prefix to consumer products. Most importantly to Steve is having "mac" in all their computer names.



nylon
Mar 12, 2006, 07:11 PM
iMacbook sounds retarded!!! It'll simply be the Macbook or they will leave it as the iBook. They left the name for the iMac as it is.

asherman13
Mar 12, 2006, 07:14 PM
Pro:

Mac Pro
MacBook Pro

Consumer:

Mac Mini
Mac
MacBook

I know, I know, they already introduced the Intel iMac, but hey...it could be nice. Has there ever been a plain "Mac"? Not Macintosh, but Mac?

EDIT Oh and the cool new iPod that might come out on/around April 1 would be the iPod Pro.

QCassidy352
Mar 12, 2006, 07:17 PM
I know, I know, they already introduced the Intel iMac, but hey...it could be nice. Has there ever been a plain "Mac"? Not Macintosh, but Mac?

god I hope they don't do that. First, because it would cause needless confusion:
"I'm getting a new mac..."
"Do you mean a new mac or a new 'mac?'"

Second because the imac is the computer that saved apple and is identified with the ipod. It's iconic at this point.

And third because there's such a thing as overly simplified. :rolleyes:

Danksi
Mar 12, 2006, 07:28 PM
I don't care what it's called - so long as it just works! :)