Does the 'misspelling' of iPhone bother anyone?

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  1. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    Whether it be my grammatical-sense or Apple's spelling of the iPhone, something about how some people spell 'iPhone' really bothers me. On Twitter, I constantly see 'Iphone' and 'IPhone'.

    Does anybody else feel the same?
     
  2. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    It does bug me also,

    But I do get lazy and write "iphone" sometimes

    Mostly I type it out as "iPhone"
     
  3. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    YES
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Not really, people have been doing the same with "iPod" since the beginning. (My personal peeve is "iTouch." Just can't get over it. :p)
     
  5. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Yes, this does sometimes bother me. For a split-second. Then I'm over it.
     
  6. dom91932 macrumors member

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    It bugs me when people say iTouch. I know what they are talking about but it's not it's real name but i dont yell at people and tell them it is wrong.
     
  7. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was the "cool" way of saying iPod Touch. It's almost like text-talk - now that drives me crazy.
     
  8. TheAppleGeek thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same. Though, when I see it over-and-over in one spot, I get a bit peeved.
     
  9. elephunkman macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't bother me as much as people not knowing certain features of the iPhone. For example, my friend didn't know there is voice control on his 3GS when he has had it for over 4 months now.
     
  10. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Yep.
    "Iphone" bugs me to no end.
    As does "MAC" and "Ipod."
     
  11. iPhone3GCrazed macrumors 6502

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    It bothers a lot. But what bothers me the most is when people call the iPod Touch, iTouch. It's like calling an iPod Nano an iNano.
     
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  13. iPhone3GCrazed macrumors 6502

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    I seriously hate this, also. It's like people just buy it because of the name, without knowing anything about it. Personally, I research all my purchases thoroughly and by the time I get it, I know just about all there is to know about it.
     
  14. applemax macrumors 65816

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    I can just about cope with Iphone, but I draw the line at iTouch, i-pod and people who call the Apple Store the iTunes store - and yes, I know people who do that! :eek:
     
  15. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    I hate when people spell Iphone as [eye]ph0nE!! :mad:
     
  16. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    No, it doesn't bother me, and neither does iTouch. Why should it? They're product names for goodness' sake.

    They're nothing compared to the clear lack of even an eighth grade education that at least half the forum posters around here demonstrate every day.

    Using "your" for "you're".
    "There" instead of "their" or "they're".
    "Mute" instead of "moot".
    "Effect" when they mean "affect".
    "Defiantly" or "definately" for "definitely".
    "Loose" when they mean "lose".

    Perhaps the most common goof is using "it's" instead of "its".

    I'm not talking about those who speak English as a second language.. .heck, they usually do far better than some of the so-called native speakers.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.1-update1; en-us; Nexus One Build/EPE54B) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17)

    Not really. I'm not that anal if people use a lowercase i or an uppercase one
     
  18. brucem91 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, it bothers me. Its iPhone, not:

    IPhone
    Iphone
    I-Phone
    iphone

    and then

    iTouch
    I-Touch

    UGH.
     
  19. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    I hate when people call my MacBook Pro MacBook Professional.
     
  20. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    No, not at all.
     
  21. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    it annoys me to the fullest i often catch myself typing these mistakes
     
  22. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it does
    and so does iTouch, it sounds stupid, iPod Touch sounds more professional
     
  23. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    YES!!!

    or "to" instead of "too"
    there's a ton more, I just can't think of them now
     
  24. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    Or when people call apple Mac. I heard some say,"ohh your itouch is broken, you will have to send it to Mac to get it fixed. Mac won't fix it if you broke it."
     

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