iPad Air

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BBNYC, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. BBNYC macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    iPad Mini just sounds horrible, I'm calling the name now - iPad Air.
  2. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    It'll just be iPad as in 8 inch iPad and 10 inch iPad.
  3. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
    He's saying ipad air cause that's what 9to5 mac suggested
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    It only makes sense if it's truly ultra thin.

    I go with Nano, following the iPod line.
  5. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2010
    Stole from Gruber.
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'm not a big fan of the "mini" moniker myself. I always think of the dead iPod instead of the entry-level Mac. Air is stretching it because its not like it will be way lighter than other tablets its size. Nano seems dumb because it won't really be that small.

    Thankfully Apple hires people to name this stuff who are much better than me.
  7. gursis11 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    What if is just called an iPad? There'll just be the iPad lineup like the iMac or MacBook Pro - 21 or 27 / 13 or 15?
    With the iPad it'll be - 7 or 9? And then it wouldn't be given stupid names like iPad Mini or iPad Air or even iPad Nano (which will confuse most customers with the iPod Nano I'm assuming).
  8. rovex macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2011
  9. underblu macrumors regular

    Apr 19, 2010
    No one likes mini for the 7" ipad?
    Maybe they should call the big one the Maxi
    Maxi iPad for those times when you need a full size screen
    Mini iPad for those times you don't

    Who says Apple aren't marketing geniuses. Personally though I think iTab is just right.
  10. verwon macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2011
    ...so you want a maxipad? LOL
  11. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    MacBook Pro 13.3" = MacBook Pro 13
    MacBook Pro 15.4" = MacBook Pro 15

    iPad 7.85" = iPad 7
    iPad 9.7" = iPad 9


    they have to round down to avoid being sued :cool:
  12. BBNYC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    So your assuming two things,

    1) I am a male

    2) That I've read the 9to5mac article

    hmm don't make an ass out of yourself.
  13. TreyCox macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2012
    Swainsboro, Ga
    As long as they don't reinvent the iPad Nano every year like they do the iPod Nano. I really wanted a watch :(

    13.3" = MacBook Pro 13
    15.4" = MacBook Pro 15

    but 7.85 rounds to iPad 8
    and 9.7 rounds to iPad 10
  14. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
    Mistake about the male or female but yes you read it heard of it from another article.
  15. webslinger85 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2010
    I can guarantee they will not use numbered suffixes.
  16. henjin macrumors member


    Jun 19, 2007
    the "iBOOK"

    If Apple had decided to not ridicule the many poor Americans who bought cheaper Android tablets and also those who wanted a book sized tablet to read Kindle books they'd have owned this segment with an "iBook" tablet that even now would have been giving Apple much needed good PR with low income school kids having text books via the Apple iBook tablet...instead of reading about underage Tiny Tim's of Foxconn working alongside the Suicide Watch indentured slaves fresh from the barrack showers.

    the iBook makes the most sense: free text books for all children and like Amazon Prime a free loan of a book every month.

    As it is: the iPad will sell millions but the iPad 3 will suffer a catastrophic lack of sales unless we have the iPad 3.5 with a better screen and CPU with new dock to counter Windows 8 RT Surface that despite all the laughter and ridicule are showing signs of selling a few.

    Anyway, it should be called the iBook.
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    There is no way it will be called that. It will remain iPad, with some sort of suffix.
  18. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    Definitely sounds better than mini.


    Ipad junior? Yikes
  19. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    I've been partial to Nano myself.
  20. BBNYC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2010
    I thought you would be bright enough to realize that I have not read about or heard about the speculation of that particular name. With that being said, you could make yourself useful and provide a link to this article you speak of. And I am a male.
  21. blackbelter macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2012
    The big sized for when you can find a place to put it, typically home at night, and the small one for the times when you are mobile outside.

    So I call:
    Full sized iPad: iPad (night use)
    Small iPad: iPad (daytime use).
  22. geek36 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2012
  23. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Except that it's not really HD at 1024x768, as HD starts at 1280x720.

    If you have an iPhone and an iPad, what are you supposed to do with an iPad Mini? And if you don't, you're exactly the target group for this thing. From that, I can safely assume that most of us on MR are rather interested in the 4th generation iPad than a mediocre (as compared to the full-blown one, not to it's competitors) shrunken-down one.
  24. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006

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