The Ever-increasingly Inaccurately Named iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whooleytoo, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. whooleytoo macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    Seriously, now that iTunes will be doing a music, audiobooks, photos, videos, bookmarks, contacts, mail accounts, everything-but-the-kitchen sync, is it not time for a new name for the application?

    Imagine trying to explain to someone new to the Mac how this works?

    "How do I add my contacts to my iPhone"?
    "Through iTunes".
    "... isn't that a music player?"
    "Err... yeah. But it's also for syncing your contacts.. and mail...and..."
     
  2. whooleytoo thread starter macrumors 603

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  3. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking of the same thing today, maybe the iLife store?
     
  4. calculus Guest

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    I'd leave it as it is. It's just a brand after all. Apple Stores are not greengrocers either.
     
  5. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    They should beef up iSync and make a windows version of it. Then bundle it in the iTunes package.

    Then change iTunes name to something like iMedia (not a great name - I know) for all your audio and video.

    Or something like this...
     
  6. whooleytoo thread starter macrumors 603

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    Not a bad choice. I think they'll be reluctant to change it, what with the currrent exposure the "iTunes" moniker has; but with the added functionality that the iPhone launch will bring, it's too confusing.
     

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