iMac will be Mac

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  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    I predict iMac will be rebranded to Mac.

    iPhones, iPods, iPads will stay as such.


    MacBook
    MacBook Pro
    Mac
    Mac Pro
    Mac Mini


    What do you think?
     
  2. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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  3. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

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    would make sense but at the same time I doubt it. People uses the word Mac too often. Which mac do you have? a mac??
    the 'mac' already represent all machines in their line up.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Nope.
    I think your idea has no merit

    I have 7 Macs in the house.
    MacBook
    MacBook Pro
    2 iMacs
    Mac mini
    2 eMacs

    I already refer to all as Macs, always have.
    A new one named "Mac" would be confusing to some.
    An all-in-one Mac would remain an iMac, in my mind (for what that is worth :D )

    Although I DO think that Apple will soon rename OS X to MacOS - but that's a different issue, eh?
     
  5. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Pfffft!

    No rebranding.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G3

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    Meh, its become a household name for the all-in-one Mac. I don't see worthy reason for a rebrand.
     
  7. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    People also just use the word "MacBook" to refer to their MacBooks, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs as it also represents all three models. I still doubt they would rebrand the iMac though.
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Too confusing, as Mac is more generic and can refer to anything in the lineup, not just iMac.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    Never will happen. the iMac predates all of their current models, and the name has brand recognizability. If they drop the i on iMac, then, we'd see the same with the iPhone and iPad. Doesn't make sense.
     
  10. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    On what basis?

    That's just a blind claim.

    I will tell you, I don't predict that.

    Maybe I'm wrong. Doing so would be a shame iMac is just soo iconic (look at my avatar?)

    I sincerely hope they do not do that. The iMac has always been the centerpiece of their desktop lineup.
     
  11. Tiberius2000 macrumors member

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    Is anyone else getting bored of the trim, metallic look of the entire product line? Does anyone else miss the whimsical, fun designs if the late 90's/early 00's?

     
  12. curmudgeonette macrumors 6502

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    I predict: Mac One

    That's short for Mac All-in-One. This keeps the pattern of Mac [something] - Book, Mini, Pro, and One. In Roman numerals, "i" is 1, so this in a sense this would be the same name, just rearranged. And hey, the word "one" has various positive meanings.
     
  13. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    I do of course.

    My avatar is the Snow White iMac G3, limited edition. lol

    I'm a truly immense fan of Apple history. I love all the old computers and designs.

    I actually like old Apple better than new Apple, especially after Steve kicked the bucket. I believe Steve's influence is simply irreplaceable.

    But, personal computers aren't a new thing anymore. They have to be in alignment with current design trends as everyone is using them now. The minimalist stainless steel trend has been around and I doubt that is going anywhere anytime soon. iMac fits in perfectly with that. Best looking thing in any room.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Yup, those iMacs definitely had character, much better then say rose gold and space gray as what we see for most of Apple's selection.
     
  15. iMcLovin macrumors 68000

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    If they are rebranding it, I dont think they would call it "just" Mac. It would be confusing.
    I predict this! :
    Because the new GPUs gives less heat and are smaller, they can finally have Desktop class GPUs in the iMac. And since the iMac is allready too powerful in the high-end range to be called casual machines anymore - it ranges all the way from casual to pro and is the only pure Desktop required all-in-one machine from apple. So coming end of this year, the MacDesktop!
     
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    Too cheesy.
     
  18. CWallace macrumors 603

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    iMac can stand for "integrated Mac" - as in AIO. :)
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    Perhaps, but when it rolled off the assembly line in 1998, the i was for internet :)
     
  20. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Yes, "internet" was one of the five things Steve mentioned "i" stood for when he introduced the iMac in 1998 (the other four being "individual", "instruct", "inform" and "inspire").
     
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    Sounds like the BBC.
     
  22. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Agree with this. This machine pre-dates a lot of Apples hardware and I think it's fairly safe to say that everyone know's what the iMac is. Even non Mac users. Dropping the name might actually hamper the product and sales...
     
  23. ViVi555 macrumors newbie

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    I think it's possible that iMac will be rebranded. Now, they have iOS for iDevice eg. iPod, iPad, iPhone and then we have iMac ???

    OS X is now macOS for everything begin with Mac like MacBook MacPro Mac Mini and then iMac ????
    So, it's make sense that iMac will be renamed MacSomething.
     

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