ipod nano question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bmcully1, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    why does every body call an ipod an mp3 player when it really plays mp4 files?
     
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    wrinkster22

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    #2
    why do people call
    most tissues kleenex?
    most hand sanitizors purell?
    iPod touches itouch ?
     
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    Thetonyk123

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    #3
    I don't know why but I hate it when people say iTouch.
     
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    spillproof

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    #4
    Its called a genericized trademark.
     
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    myrtlebee

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    #5
    It makes me cringe. It sounds so uneducated and goofy.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    #6
    The only thing I hate like that is when people call their MP3/4 player an iPod when it's just a generic MP3/4 player. :(
     

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