Has Apple forgotten how to spell Mac?

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  1. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I was looking through the refurbished items within the Apple store and came across this tidbit. I thought that they knew better. :eek:
     

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  3. whocares macrumors 65816

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    I guess you mean it should be "Mac". But they spelt windows as WINDOWS. May just be the title is always uppercase.

    Then again they could afford for programmers to insert an "if(title = mac) don't use uppercase" statement in the styles sheet :p

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    Take to notice of the above, they spelt iPod, well "iPod", so MAC would be a mistake :confused:
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  4. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    i think this is purposeful. they are selling models that are supposed to only work on one platform. people can be kinda dumb, and by capitalizing the platform on which the product runs, people are less likely to get confused and buy the wrong thing. the fact that they do this with both Mac and Windows should be a hint that there is some reason for it.
     
  5. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I suppose I should have included more of the page because they had a second group of iPods where Mac was spelled Mac.
     

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  6. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Well, that's not a spelling error, it's a capitalization error. Also, with the newer iPods, on which no differentiation needs to be made between Mac & Windows, there's no need to emphasize a difference; When I worked at the Apple Store it was a major pain in the ass to have keep enough of each type of iPod in stock - most people had no idea there was a difference, though.
     
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    yeah I find PC user saying 'I want a MAC, how do you use a MAC, what is a MAC, why are MACS so expensive' so damn annoying, its just personal preference I think but yes it ticks me off for some reason
     
  9. Mark James macrumors regular

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    Nothing is quite as irritating as 'Applemac', however.

    Eddie Jones excepted, of course.
     
  10. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    Well technically you are buying a MAC
    Machine
    Address
    Code

    Every puter with a NIC has one so.
    :p
     
  11. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Well, it was either that or contemplate the cost of broadband access in Croatia. ;)
     
  12. Wes macrumors 68020

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    Hey! He's on narrow-ish band now on ISDN, cut him some slack :p.
     
  13. Shifty macrumors regular

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    I try not to nit-pick at text ;)


    ps. This is MacRumors, not MACrumors
     
  14. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Did you see the September issue of MacFormat? They mentioned MacRumors.com and showed MacRumours.com. :D
     
  15. cubist macrumors 68020

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    The nitpick thread! Actually I think that MAC (as in MAC address) stands for Media Access Control. :D
     
  16. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I was just about to bust him on that!

    damn you! taking all my fun away... :)

    Well, i don't see why apple capitalized both Mac and Windows..... Seems odd to me.

    scem0
     
  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    This definitely makes for interesting conversation. Maybe it was just done for effect. At least they were consistant.
     
  18. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Well, they were consistent the one time, but not the other. ;)

    Maybe it was updated by a recent switcher.
     
  19. Shifty macrumors regular

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    Damn. I wish I had. I don't buy MacFormat anymore. To expensive for me. I often buy MacUser

    EDIT: Is 'Rumours' the british spelling?
     
  20. bousozoku thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Rumours, I believe, is the everywhere-but-the-U.S.A. spelling. :D Many words like that, though.
     
  21. iJon macrumors 604

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    oh know, a macrumors newbie is the new webmaster ;)

    iJon
     
  22. SiliconAddict macrumors 603

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    :rolleyes: :p You and I both know the terms are interchangeable. My various teachers swapped the terms so often one is synonymous with the other. And anyways. Machine Address Code sound better. Either that or
    Macs
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    Cool
     

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