Why do so many people type Iphone (or IPhone) instead of iPhone???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DDustiNN, Jul 21, 2011.

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    DDustiNN

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    Seriously... it's iPhone, people!

    iPhone!!!!!!!!

    That is all. It just irritates me.
     
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    Mr Kram

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    on the internet, i usually type in all lowercase and the dictionary usually corrects it for me, but unless you're writing some formal letter, who cares?
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it matters too much...

    iTouch :D:D Don't hate me.
     
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    wordoflife

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    Why do so many people use more than one punctuation mark???
     
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    fireshot91

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    Why do so many people complain about an iPhone???

    Seriously....it's only an iPhone, people!

    Only an iPhone!!!!!!


    That is all. It just irritates me.
     
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    ChazUK

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    Auto correct sometimes causes it to come out IPhone... I mean Iphone.... iphon....
    :mad:

    F@%#*!g auto correct! :mad:
    :D
     
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    ThaDoggg

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    I would like to thank my iPhone for knowing that it's spelled an iPhone. That's the way I learned.
     
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    awadeee

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    I try to always type iPhone as it is the correct way to spell it but some people simply don't obsess over grammatical consistencies. ;)
     
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    Apple...

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    People just plain don't care. :(
     
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    saving107

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    Mission Accomplished.
     
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    LSUtigers03

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    It doesn't

    This is worse
     
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    awadeee

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    Having a social life doesn't and shouldn't impact the way someone spells a word but I stand by my earlier point that some people just don't care and that's their perogative.
     
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    LizKat

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    The iPod, iPhone, iPad names are iconic at this point, but they'll never be intuitive as far as spelling and typing are concerned. It's just uncommon to have to type an uppercase letter after the beginning of a word. Sometimes a proper name, like DeIntinis, will have that combination, but many will elide the vowels in pronunciation and then use an apostrophe in spelling it, like d'Antoine.

    I care how I spell the Apple product names but I mess them up once in awhile and sometimes don't go back to correct them.

    Apple won't care if you email your cousin that you love your iphone, trust me. They will just dream of laughing all the way to the bank when your dear cousin writes back "I know, I can hardly wait for Iphone 5 to come out!!!!!"

    On the other hand, woe betide you if Apple finds out you are trying to make a buck off using those names for your own purposes, and probably then it will not matter which way you spell them, Apple may spell out its concerns to you in some court papers.
     
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    dukebound85

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    Why do so many people care how people type a product name?;)
     
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    LizKat

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    I heard an employee at the Apple Store last weekend call it an iTouch. Set my teeth on edge.

    It really irks me to see headlines, especially on bloomberg.com, that reference the IPhone or IPad. Just because you feel you have to capitalize every word in the headline, shouldn't the fact that the product name is intentionally not capitalized factor in?

    EDIT: Ugh... http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-...-iphone-ipad-chipotle-s-price-hike-video.html
     
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    mrkramer

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    I don't know. I don't usually care how I spell iPhone, but autocorrect usually spells it right for me.
     
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    ucfgrad93

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    Perhaps you should switch to decaf.;)
     
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    MarcBook

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    I've set Typinator to change iphone to iPhone, ipad to iPad etc. and even expand 'mbp' to MacBook Pro.

    In case you're wondering, I had to pause it in order to type the above. But anyway, I find it very annoying when 'journalists' are incapable of spelling iPhone correctly, such as Laurence Latif of The Inquirer. His articles are total rubbish in general, though.
     
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    Les Kern

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    I don't know, but I sure like the iPhone and my MAC that runs Oh-Es-Ex.
    (pardon me, I think the grammar police are knocking at my door.
     
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