Next iMac name?

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  1. Gosh macrumors 6502

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    Just a thought. Do you think the next iMac update will lose the 'i' and fall into line to be Mac - something? Mac Media maybe or do you think they will keep the iMac name?
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I think it will remain the iMac. It makes the most sense in Apple's current product lineup.
     
  3. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    its got the mac part, and every apple related thing on the planet has the prefix "i", so I can't see why they'd change the name any time soon.
     
  4. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    hmmm what about AirPort? or MacBook? or Mac Pro? Or Mac Mini? Or....

    ....:p ;)
     
  5. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    It will be called the "FlyMac". It will get rid of the aluminium foot and simply float in mid-air.
     
  6. Gosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really!
     
  7. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    The Bob......

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    Bless
     
  8. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    Would you rather have it called Mac Internet? I like the abbreviated iMac better personally.
     
  9. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Behind iPod, iMac is Apple's most recognized name. It is not going anywhere.
     
  10. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Whats wrong with imac? I think its a great name. Nice looking little machine too
     
  11. ebuc macrumors regular

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    Pro………………Consumer
    MacBook Pro……MacBook
    Mac Pro……………Mac

    It looks like we're losing or "i" (or else they would have made it the iMacBook, right? :p )
     
  12. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    I like the name DeskMac or Mactop (since they didn't use it for the macbook). Hehe.

    iMac goes well though. It has the same white plastic look as the iPod, so yea.
     
  13. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Apple will change everytying to Orange. The oPod, the oBook, the PealPro. ect..
     
  14. clayj macrumors 604

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    Big Mac.
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    macncheese?
     
  16. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    Bernie Mac had a Mac-attack from eating mac-n-cheese and a big mac at the same time while playing on his iMac.
     
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  18. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Thats a pretty good tongue twister haha
     
  19. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    I think that just "Mac" would confuse people. As said in an older thread,

    Person 1: "I just bought a Mac today."
    Person 2: "Cool, which one?"
    Person 1: "A Mac."
    Person 2: "What?!"
     
  20. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    As long as there is an iPod there will be an iMac. They even have similar styling.

    I bet if you asked an average consumer to name an Apple computer model...iMac is the answer you would get 75% of the time. You don't throw that kind of brand recognition away unless your very foolish.

    I suppose if they feel like they have to put Mac first in the brand name they could name it MacPod :) but I like iMac WAY better!
     
  21. mulze22 macrumors regular

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    I don't think sales would be to good for Apple if it weren't called an iMac.
     
  22. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    How about the WiiMac. Integrated Nintendo console for your die-hard gamers. :)
     
  23. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Apple wouldn't just call it Mac though because of the distinction between models. People say "i'm thinking about getting a Mac" and then the person helping them would then have to say "now do you really mean a "Mac" or just an Apple machine." Too much confusion. The change was fine for the portables to because it gave all Apple notebooks the "MacBook" th ing then Pro or regular for distinction. The desktops don't need that connection. iMac is here to stay :)
     
  24. WhoAteMyApple? macrumors newbie

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    I just recieved comfirmation from Steve Jobs himself the next iMac will be called "iPoop".
     

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