Apple Tablet Naming Contest - 2010

iOrlando

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Jul 20, 2008
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Simple Rules: List your pick of possible names for apple's not-yet-released new product.

Prize: knowing you were able to think just like Steve for a moment or at least the person at Apple that came up with the name to which Steve agreed with


iOrlando

Macport
Mac
Macpod
iBook
iGo

Zombie Acorn

iPad
iTab
Mac Tablet
iNote
Macbook Nano

ngenerator
iTablet
MacTab
MacBook Air (replacement?)

badandy
iTab
iTablet (both previously selected by prior posters)

TheOnlyJon
Maclet
Chiclet
iTouch Pro
Window
iPanel
iGlass
Mac XL

NeoMac
Macpad
iPADD

Abijnk
Islate

Optophobia
Applet

Mexbearpig
iPro

rdowns
ipod slate

theLimit
iyawn

ctt1wbw
macseepad

Jon-Luke
iTray
iMag (iMagazine)
LightBox
iScope
iScreen
LivePage
iPage
iPaper

Leomac08
Apple oblivion
oblivion
Macbook Air 2
Macbook Air Pro
i.t (t- stands for thin)
Mac Touch
islim
iPodafone (a combo of ipod touch + iphone, no confusion with Vodafone)

techfreak85
MacBook Touch

Abstract
Suzie

Greygray
Mac Slate
Magic Slate
Itouch

EchoAdmin
iScreen

KopThat
iSatonit
ibrokeit

cylonglitch
iender

newrevolution88
macseepad

milty77
icoaster

webers
Chuck Norris's Computer
Apple XI
Spode
Stevie Junior

partyboy
iFrisbee
Etch A Sketch
iArtist
iPicaso
idesign
digital brush
digital canvas
draw n go
MicrosoftKiller

kingthias
Air Book
Air Mac
Air Slate
Air Pad
Air Page
Apple Pad
iSaac (like the Newton)

clix pix
iscroll

gameunreal
macbook touch
ibook touch

opstech
iTrek
ihocuspocus

thunderskunk
iDoormat
Collective Dreamwish of Upper-Class Elegance
Doppelgänger
The iOoboojeeboo
Bad Wookie
PipeDreams and Fat Old Suns
The Superchucker Thunderskunk (I mean really, why not name it after myself?)

Gameunreal
I

N459umb4786ers
Macintouch

Tpter1
Herbie
Fred
George
MacSlate
LilMac
MacFlat
MacFritter
Fluttergrub
MacTab
SlimJim
Macinstone

Pythagorasuk
Imedia
Imediaslate
Davinci

Nzsilverfox
Macbook scribe
Iscribe

iPhilPHX
I’llkeepmyiMac

Os and 1s
iSlate - already chosen by previous users
Picasso


fyi - i dont think they will now use islate due to msft taking the name last night.
 

iOrlando

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Jul 20, 2008
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well the thing is would you ever have guess Ipod before it was announced...probably never

macbook air.... slim chance

you can see the difficulty in this process.
 

TheOnlyJon

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Jul 25, 2009
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My guesses...:p
  • Maclet
  • Chiclet (my favorite - cute, relevant, and memorable)
  • iTouch Pro
  • Window (lol)
  • iPanel
  • iGlass (another one of my favorites)
  • Mac XL
Some wild names, but you never know with Apple.
 

NeoMac

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Feb 10, 2006
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I think they should call it the iPad or MacPad and have a pro version called the MacPad Pro :)
 

rdowns

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Jul 11, 2003
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iPod slate.

This will not be branded a Mac. Makes no sense what so ever to do that. Therefore, it won't run OS X.

The iPod brand name is golden and could use the kick in the ass as the iPod ages.
 

gibbz

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May 31, 2007
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iPod slate.

This will not be branded a Mac. Makes no sense what so ever to do that. Therefore, it won't run OS X.

The iPod brand name is golden and could use the kick in the ass as the iPod ages.
I tend to agree with this. I think it fits well into the iPod family and isn't so different as to warrant a standalone name like the iPhone.

MacSeePad
I see what you did there :)
 

iOrlando

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iPod slate.

This will not be branded a Mac. Makes no sense what so ever to do that. Therefore, it won't run OS X.

The iPod brand name is golden and could use the kick in the ass as the iPod ages.
unless you are in the gruber camp and you think this type of device is the future macbook...
 

rdowns

macrumors Penryn
Jul 11, 2003
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Not sure about that after HP released their tablet dubbed, "HP Slate". Unless some legal action is in HP's future, I don't think Apple will be going with the iSlate.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but HP has not used the name Slate. In fact, Ballmer used the term Slate PCs. I bet a jab at Apple.
 

abijnk

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Oct 15, 2007
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so you are going with the proclaimed "front-runner". I suppose if vegas was taking bets, iSlate would be in the lead.
Pretty much. From what we are seeing at CES the type of devices that are similar to this rumored one are being dubbed "slates." Also, apple owns the rights to iSlate. However, it is Apple, so who freakin' knows. :D
 

Jon-Luke

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May 22, 2009
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Cape Town
How about:

iTray
iMag (iMagazine)
LightBox (You know like a photographer's light box for viewing slides / contact sheets)
iScope
iScreen (but I have my doubts about this, sounds too much like ice-cream)
LivePage
iPage
iPaper


I also really like iPad and MacPad (Both suggested already) ;)