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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by iMacZealot, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    You can really tell that I'm a switcher when I ask this question. What does the i stand for in iMac, iPod, iPhoto, etc? I know the e in eMac stands for education, but what about the i? Thanks.
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Originally, I think, "internet" (the original iMac was marketed as very easy to get online with). Now, nothing really - "individual"? More of a marketing thing.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    this has been discussed many times before, that is why there is a search function


    but to answer your question it origninally mean internet because of the speed of which the original imac could be set up and get online, the i has now come to represent the consumer areas of apples line and is a marketing monkier
     
  4. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    It was hard hiting that little I to get in here :p
     
  5. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Jeez, that reply was fast! Anyways, thank you for the info. I do recall the internet being emphasized on the iMac a lot. I remember seeing an ad showing a Snow iMac with the Jaguar backdrop saying, "iMac. How millions of new users get to the internet -- in minutes." I also remember Mac OS 9 being called "the best OS for the internet ever."

    Thanks!
     
  6. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    sorry. I didn't think about that. Anyways, thanks to all of your speedy replies!
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its quite alright, i need a reminder every now and then that there is a seach on the forums...... its quite useful, sorry if i sounded harsh, its hard not to when typing stuff up, i was merely reminding
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It does take some hand eye coordination to hit that little i.

    Not something you'd be able to do [​IMG]
     
  9. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Wow, this same thread was created such a short time ago... Search is your friend.

    REPOST
     
  10. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    okay everyone, I'm sorry about doing this. I will search from now on like there's no tomorrow. Sorry to spam the boards. I am simply curious, and there's no need for everybody to criticize me for not searching things. Once again, sorry. :(
     
  11. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Originally? The internet.

    Now, its a way to identify the "consumer" lines. iMac and iBook vs. PowerMac and PowerBook.

    Linkety to a "New users FAQ" that iMade.
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Umm.. Out of curiosity, just what keywords would you search for to find a thread on this topic?
     
  13. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    You beat me to it yellow ;)

    Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.
    The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : i
     
  14. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That is also part of the reason why I posted this.
     
  15. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Don't sweat it. Good question IMHO. I read these boards every day and missed whatever thread covered it before ;)
     
  16. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank you for not criticizing me! :) I feel better now.
     
  17. quackattack macrumors 6502a

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    Good call, some things are next to impossible to search for. You certianly couldn't search iPod, iMac, or just i. I can see how the answer to this would be very hard to search.

    We can tolerate answering a question more than once every now and then ;)
     
  18. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Yep, that's why I posted it. An awful lot of 'search first' posts, without people really thinking about what they were saying. Especially since vBulletin's search function is abysmal.
     
  19. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried MRoogle?
     
  20. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    No. I usually use Google and add in the "site:" expansion myself. :)
     

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