New Apple naming conventions.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bob_Barker, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. Bob_Barker macrumors regular

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    #1
    Sorry if someone already posted this, but I wanted to put my predictions out there. I think the Intel naming conventions will be as follows (including those already released):

    -iMac
    -MacBook Pro
    -Mac mini
    -mac pro (G5 replacement)
    -iBook (only product violating the new "Mac" emphasis)

    I have a lot of reasons for this, not the least of which is that it's a fairly obvious and intuitive. Also, as awkward as "MacBook Pro" seems, "iMacBook" is simply intolerable. I think the delineation between consumer and pro products is just as important as emphasizing "Mac."

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it'll be MacBook - not iBook.
     
  4. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    I'll throw in my vote...

    Mac Mini
    Mac Pro
    MacBook
    iMac
    MacBook Pro

    And hopefully, eventually,

    MacPod.

    I really like that name. Not sure why...

    CP
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    #5
    I didn't realize that Apple's entire lineup will soon be Scottish...
     
  6. pianoman181 macrumors regular

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    the next iMac release will be renamed to just Mac :) This will give you:

    Desktops:
    Mac Pro (formerly PowerMac G5)
    Mac (formerly iMac)
    Mac Mini (keeps name)

    Portables:
    MacBook Pro (formerly PowerBook)
    MacBook (formerly iBook)
     
  7. Selenolycus macrumors regular

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    Are you sure it's not Irish?
     
  8. MacRumoron macrumors 6502

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    iMac is the only one different

    they should change the name to Mac lol

    edit: ok i just looked 2 posts above me and noticed he already said it haha
     
  9. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    I think instead of getting Mac in all the names, they should have gone for Macintosh...then they could have had something better than MacBook Pro.

    Macintosh ProBook would have been a better name IMO. The PowerMac would become the Macintosh Pro. The iMac would become the Macintosh. The mac mini would become the Macintosh mini. And the iBook....I'm not really sure.
     
  10. turbopants macrumors regular

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    I like that name too! Maybe that will be the portable mac/iPod thats been talked about forever, and has something to do with that touch screen iPod photo making the rounds. The tablet might still happpen. :D
     

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