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Old Jan 19, 2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Why not call the new tablet the iTouch?

It would make sense... instead of the feminine ipad..

you have your ipod nana, your ipod classic, and your ipod touch... well, just change the ipod touch to just the ipod (get rid of the touch name portion of it)..

now you have your imac, iphone, ipod, and itouch
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 04:23 PM   #2
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They wouldn't do this due to how much the current iPod Touch series has been given the misnomer of 'iTouch,' by the general uninformed population.
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 04:52 PM   #3
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iTouch [inappropriate noun]

That's why.
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 03:16 AM   #4
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you have your ipod nana
What's an iPod nana? Is it more rare than a U2 iPod Classic? iWant!
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 03:18 AM   #5
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naaa, all the trek geeks want a *pad













*padd
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 03:39 AM   #6
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naaa, all the trek geeks want a *pad
I remember when PDA's starting becoming popular I was all abuzz. "Dude! PDA! PADD!" Hell I think 2 of the 3 letters of the anagrams stand for the same word in both!

Yeah, I've always dreamed of carrying a PADD around tapping away like a woodpecker, it's the 21st century and we do that every day with our iPhones and I gotta say, my expectations were toooo high. I imagined "If I had a PADD I'd be typing away all day and looking things up and managing files" until reality struck XD

Yeah, real life is so much more boring, unlike the computers on TV that bleep and bloop assuringly with each action and display blinking warning text like "MATCH CONFIRMED" or "ACCESS GRANTED".

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Old Jan 20, 2010, 04:22 AM   #7
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Lol, I thought of the worst possible name for the Apple Tablet: The Abblet.
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 04:25 AM   #8
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Don't give 'em any ideas 0.o
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 04:30 AM   #9
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Don't give 'em any ideas 0.o
Yeah, Apple wouldn't use that name, unless they wanted to kill at least half of the current mac users - to sheer embarrassment.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 01:50 AM   #10
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Because the people who call their iPod touch "iTouch" can falsely boast that they have an iTouch.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 02:05 AM   #11
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I would call it the iTablet. iPad just sounds nasty.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 02:30 AM   #12
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*raises eyebrow* Come play with my iTouch.

I touch my iTouch...

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Old Jan 22, 2010, 01:03 PM   #13
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naaa, all the trek geeks want a *pad











*padd
Haha That's what I'm hoping the iSltae is going to look like ;d , well I hope so anyways , walking around and looking all proud and clever with a pad
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Old Jan 22, 2010, 08:09 PM   #14
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I don't think iTouch is too far off base. The iPod Touch has evolved and outgrown its iPod label. I can see Apple drop iPod from the name and make it the little brother to the new line of touch tablets.

So I can see "touch" in the name --- iTouch, Touch Pad, Touch Tablet, Touch Slate, Touch Book, Touch Mac, etc. I like Mac Touch (Mac Pro, MacBook, Mac mini, Mac Touch) even though it sounds like McDonald's next offering.
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Old Jan 22, 2010, 09:43 PM   #15
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Forgive the strap line -


Reminds me of a thread back in 2007 (about ultraportables). (Props to kontheur for the graphic for that thread shown above.)

Isn't the iTouch too close to the iPod Touch? Seems iPad is preferred (though close to iPod).
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Old Jan 22, 2010, 09:57 PM   #16
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I really don't care what they call it! they could call it the pee pee pad for all I care just release the dam thing already!
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Old Jan 22, 2010, 10:06 PM   #17
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Because quite frankly, it's an awful name. Everytime I hear the word iTouch, I cringe. I'm sure people at apple agree with me. I believe that people who like the names such as 'iTouch' and 'MacTab' are very misguided.
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Old Jan 22, 2010, 10:15 PM   #18
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Because quite frankly, it's an awful name. Everytime I hear the word iTouch, I cringe. I'm sure people at apple agree with me. I believe that people who like the names such as 'iTouch' and 'MacTab' are very misguided.
I agree what you said they need to come out with a name that is fresh and new but It will probably start with a " I " that's for sure
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 03:12 PM   #19
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Lol, I thought of the worst possible name for the Apple Tablet: The Abblet.
LOL. I laughed out loud.

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I don't think iTouch is too far off base. The iPod Touch has evolved and outgrown its iPod label. I can see Apple drop iPod from the name and make it the little brother to the new line of touch tablets.

So I can see "touch" in the name --- iTouch, Touch Pad, Touch Tablet, Touch Slate, Touch Book, Touch Mac, etc. I like Mac Touch (Mac Pro, MacBook, Mac mini, Mac Touch) even though it sounds like McDonald's next offering.
I'm on board with this one - from a marketing standpoint, if they want to market it as a computer (already a big "if", as it seems it might be marketed more like a giant iPhone/iPod Touch) then they'll throw the name in line with their computer brands. Good guess!
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Old Jan 23, 2010, 06:54 PM   #20
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Why not call it the iTouch? Because it would flat out cause too much confusion with the iPod Touch (as if they aren't used interchangeably enough, and I'm one of those people that makes it a point to correct someone if they call it an iTouch)

Example: "Mommy, I want an iPod Touch for Christmas!"
Mom goes to Apple Store; "Hello, I need an iTouch for my son"

You get the point.
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 12:15 AM   #21
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Reminds me of a thread back in 2007 (about ultraportables). (Props to kontheur for the graphic for that thread shown above.)

Isn't the iTouch too close to the iPod Touch? Seems iPad is preferred (though close to iPod).
How do you touch-type on that?
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