Would you care if Apple said Bye Bye to the "iMac"?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AlBDamned, May 25, 2006.

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Would you care if Apple said Bye Bye to the "iMac"?

  1. Yes - keep the iMac name! I'll shoot myself if it becomes just "Mac"!

    85 vote(s)
    62.5%
  2. No - get rid of iMac, that's soooo tangerine 1990's

    8 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. I don't mind either but Mac fit's better with the new batch of names

    24 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. This is the geekiest poll ever.... You bunch of "i" loving geeks!

    19 vote(s)
    14.0%
  1. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Following discussions in this thread on the new Mac names, here's a poll to decide if you would prefer the iMac name to a simple Mac.

    The hints are there that Apple could drop the "i":

    Mac Mini

    Mac

    MacBook

    mac pro

    MacBook Pro

    But they'd then be losing the connection as "the computer that goes with the iPod.

    However, seeing as the vast majority of iPod owners run PCs, would this be a problem? You decide...
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I don't really mind, but calling it merely Mac seems a bit nonsensical considering that's the generic name for most Apple computers.
     
  3. devilot Moderator emeritus

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  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    iMac should stay 0 i just hate it when people say Imac , just reminds me of womens shaving adverts :p

    saying that - maybe it should go
     
  5. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Indeed, that's a particularly lucid comment from Mad Jew and a very good point too...
     
  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    A B C D E F G H Mac J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    It seems like the Decibet all over again.

    Oops...
    Mact seems lMacke the DecMacbet all over agaMacn.
     

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  7. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Some people still don't get it!!! The iMac name is remaining how it is. If it was changing to just Mac, that would've happened back at Macworld 2006 when the PowerBook was renamed to MacBook Pro. Why? Because it had 'power' in its name and not 'Mac'. The iBook changed to MacBook because the name 'Mac' wasn't present.

    It's really not that hard to understand, people... :(
     
  8. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You could argue that they wouldn't have changed the name iMac at Macworld 2006 because it would be calling the same model a new name.

    The MacBook and iMac are clearly meant for similar users and they're the "consumer" line of computers, so why not align the names.
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Indeed....the crazy one is always right.


    Bless
     
  10. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    "Mac" just seems too generic. Not to mention the colloquial nickname that it reminds me of.... "Hey, Mac, whydontcha pop the hood so I can take a look at them spark plugs?" :D
     
  11. Motley macrumors 6502

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    I think iMac has too much name recognition and advertising money behind it to be worth changing the name. Everyone has heard of an iMac. The Power goes away with the PowerPCs but this isn't an issue for the iMac.

    (Nevermind that the iBook->MacBook destroy's my argument :D )
     
  12. iGary Guest

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    They will never do it. It's like 9 years of branding down the tube if they do.
     
  13. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Thank you! I don't see why it is so hard to understand for some people.
     
  14. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just call them all "Mac"? Just Mac.

    iMac is fine, I don't get this align the names thing. Calling it Mac, would make it too generic. Just like iPod, if you removed the i, it takes away its' profoundness and it is just a Pod.

    Calling it Mac would confuse people.


    A: "Hey I am getting the new Mac!"

    B: "Yeah, which one?"

    A: "The Mac...."

    Plus it is a well known name, like the iPod. It will stay. So please stop with the "Mac" and aligning the names junk. It is the iMac and will be that way for a long time. Get over it.
     
  15. kevin.rivers macrumors 6502a

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    This coming from iGary... lol
     
  16. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If Apple changes the iMac name they might as well change the iPod name. :cool:
     
  17. fatties macrumors regular

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    wasn't the old old old macs called macI macII ect? may be the new ones will me mac 103 or something...

    hey i have a pod too!
     
  18. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I didn't vote, because there's a missing option. I don't mind too much, but I think iMac is better than just plain Mac.

    Mac can used to describe any Mac ever made. It would be a little weird for it to be both the generic name for an Apple Computer and the name of a specific model of Apple computer currently on sale.
     
  19. vniow macrumors G4

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    If they didn't call it the iMac, then what? Plain old Mac has been suggested but that's been to generic.

    Macdesk maybe? I can't think of any others right now. The "i" still resonates with a lot of people and its been so much of a successful branding tool that others have copied it. The only Apple product name which contains an "i" that's changed in this transition was the iBook, now Macbook. There's no real reason to change it now, not when its still a successful marketing tool.
     
  20. Queso macrumors G4

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    They should rename it to I-mac.

    Just so Cnet get something right for once :rolleyes:
     
  21. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

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    Then i guess the iPod will be............

    MacPod :confused:

    YUCK!
     
  22. Queso macrumors G4

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    Or just...



    Pod
     
  23. DSL Steve macrumors member

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    The new names will be a Mac 17183ICD or 20200ICD ;)
     
  24. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    The name really doesn't matter as much as the specs do IMO.
     
  25. MauiMac macrumors member

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    I think a lot of people would care...

    I think I, as well as a lot of other people would care if Apple gave the "iMac" a new name... Look at what happened when PowerBook was renamed MacBook Pro...:confused:
     

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