How do you reference your iPad to friends/family

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vastoholic, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    I find myself calling my iPad a computer when I'm around friends or family and they need to look up something. I don't say "Hey, let me check on my iPad." I say, "Let me look it up on my computer." My main reason is I feel smug (dare I say elite-ist) if I always mention "My iPad" because I'm one of the few of my friends and family that has one. It's also become more to me than just a big iPhone. No one says, "Let me check it out on my iMac or MacBook Pro." They just call it a computer or laptop.

    I know this is a trivial thread, so flame away for being retarded if you want. At least I'm not complaining about missing features or asking what the next iPad is gonna have on it or when it comes out.

    Just wanted to know if anyone else calls it a "computer" yet.
     
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  3. Touchstone64 macrumors regular

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    Rather unsurprisingly, I call my iPad an iPad :)

    I also call my PC a PC, and my iPhone an iPhone. You'll never guess what I call my car.

    Maybe I'm just a traditionalist :)
     
  4. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    You call it "brum brum".

    But yeah I just call it my iPad, as that's what it is..
     
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  6. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

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    It's not a Brum Brum....it's a Vroom Vroom! get it right :p
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I call it iPad. It says so on the box and in the top left corner. :)
     
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    I usually call it "Paddan" which in swedish is the same as "large frog"... :)
     
  10. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I call it an iPad. I don't say let me look it up my on computer when I'm using my MacBook Pro. I normally just say "Let me look it up on my Mac"
     
  11. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

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    What about dropping the name? I just say "Let me look that up" and then pull out the iPad. Because really the focus should be on the information that is being looked up, not the medium on which it is being delivered.
     
  12. steviem macrumors 68020

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    It's my iPad, although I do let one person off for calling it a big iPhone, and it's this fella...

    [​IMG]

    He's only 3 so it's ok just now.
     
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    Luckily my friends and family are familiar with today's current tech, so reffering to it as iPad doesn't garner any strange looks.
     
  15. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Computer, hmm, my microwave has a computer.

    My 74 year old Mom saw it on the table and said, "Hey, show me your iPad."

    I think if they don't know about it you should educate them, and it wont be smug, if you are not smug.
     
  16. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    I really don't reference it as anything really. If I HAVE to, it's a pad.
     
  17. xSPRINTERx macrumors regular

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    Cool. I have 3 kids. One is 6 she calls it daddies iPad. The other 2 are both 4 (twins) one calls it the angry birds puter, the other calls it the apple.

    I call it an iPad normally followed by "it is mine"
     
  18. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    This. I don't say, "let me look it up on the Mac" either. It's just another tool, that's all. I don't make a big deal out of it unless someone asks my opinion on it as a product.

    At home, it might be "where's your iPad?" to my husband (I always know where MINE is! LOL), but that's about it.
     
  19. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I just say iPad. It's so unique you just have to call it that. Now if someone said "can you grab some eggs from the store?" and I replied with "yeah sure I'll drive their in my BMW" then that would be a dick move.
     
  20. macsofla macrumors newbie

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    Mine says "AT&T". :rolleyes:
     
  21. vastoholic thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Great response. I agree. I just realized I do this with my actual mac's.

    As for educating my family on it, I'm one of the few geeky techie ones anyway. None of them want or have a need for it. My dad had fun with it when he came to visit me from Oklahoma. He just wanted to check his email and their flight schedules. But he's a farmer and doesn't have the time for one really (plus 3G coverage is pretty non-existent out in the fields).

    Most of my friends are pretty much anti-apple anyway, so I try not to bring it up because I hate those types of conversations.

    I just keep thinking about this youtube parody of two guys making a fake commercial for the iPhone (Hey, I'm just watching movies on my Apple iPhone by Apple!)
     
  22. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    I call mine Fluffy.

    "Where's Fluffy, I need to check my e-mail."

    "Have you seen my Fluffy?"

    "I really need to recharge Fluffy."

    "Can't live without my Fluffy."

    "Ah crap!!! I left my Fluffy at home today."

    Sorry, having a bad day. My Giants a losing to the Padres right now.
     
  23. vastoholic thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well it's either that or "My Precious"......
     
  24. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    I call it the "iPad." It's easy and short and doesn't require much jaw workout to say it :p
     
  25. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    GOD, I HATE THESE GUYS!!!

    Do me a favor Giants, you guys don't have to win every game in extra innings.

    Giants win the game in the bottom of the 11th!!!
     

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