iTMS Rename?

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  1. StarbucksSam
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    StarbucksSam

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    I have a question that I was hoping someone could shed some light on, be it speculative in nature or not. The iTunes Music Store now sells videos and shows - but has not yet been renamed. I understand the danger in a company's rebranding a well-known product. I was wondering, however, if Apple would rename it the Apple Media Store or something like that, and if anyone had thoughts on the subject.
     
  2. emw
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    Perhaps something like iTMS - iTunes Media Store. But I doubt they'll make a major switch in the branding of the store; as you've said, too much name recognition as it is.

    I'm trying to think of other examples of products that would be in a similar position, but I'm drawing a blank.

    Burger King? They sell salads and chicken sandwiches, but didn't rename to Lunch King.

    I'm sure there are other examples out there.
     
  3. GilGrissom
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    GilGrissom

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    Ye I agree.

    Nice examples there by the way! :)
    ...can't think of any more right now.

    It's not the first time this has been mentioned, as Apple move more and more into our digital media living rooms.

    I do think a total rename won't happen. It also links to whether iTunes, the app, needs renaming...it just doesn't play and organise music/audio anymore, but video, like iTMS. Just think how big iTunes has gotten now. I highly doubt Apple would change it and would defend it to the hilltop, no matter how much it cost.

    I think iTunes & iTMS have still got some big things coming for them in the pipeline, but I think it will still be known as "iTunes" one way or another.
     
  4. Kernow
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    I would guess that that particular name would be out of the question, at least until the current lawsuit is resolved one way or the other.
     

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