On 3Gs Why is the camera still call camera? when it does Video...

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  1. xsecretfiles macrumors 6502

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  2. keeganxt macrumors regular

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    camera covers all fronts, still and video...

    still camera
    video camera

    IMO as a professional video editor/shooter

    what would you prefer it called? just curious
     
  3. gloss macrumors 601

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    Because it's the greatest common denominator between 'camera' and 'videocamera'?
     
  4. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    It's still call camera because it still a camera.

    Next.
     
  5. BMac702 macrumors regular

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    Because it is a Camera & and Video Camera

    Would you rather the name be "Camera & Video Camera" under the icon?
     
  6. xsecretfiles thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    Taking videos and pictures BOTH require a CAMERA.

    :confused:
     
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  9. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I don't even remember what the stock icons look like.

    Don't like it change it yourself.
     
  10. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    The Camera app name is fine.

    The real question is why "Photos" is still called that when it now shows both photos and videos. It should be called "Media" or something.
     
  11. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    This is understandable...changing "Camera," is simply dumb.
     
  12. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Why is it still called iTunes when you can buy books and movies? :apple:
     
  13. SIUGRAD99 macrumors regular

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    As long as the program does what it is supposed to who really cares.....
     
  14. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    It's an icon of a LENS. Video CAMERAS use a lens as the integral part of their function. :rolleyes:
     
  15. keeganxt macrumors regular

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    agreed, maybe media? and then voice files can be stored there too
     
  16. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    UM...why are regular cameras still call cameras when they can shoot videos? should they be called video cameras as well?

    why is the iphone called a phone when it plays music and video, podcasts, internet browsing....etc. should it be called an ipod/computer/phone/pda/tv/compass/camera/video camera & anything else I left out instead?

    its called a camera because it IS a camera that happens to shoot videos.

    20 secs of my life I'll never get back...
     
  17. jaycyn94 macrumors newbie

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    Why do you park on a driveway and

    oh, this isn't one of those threads....
     
  18. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You know how they say that there is no such thing as a stupid question? :D
     
  19. atomic3 macrumors newbie

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    iTunes should be renamed to iTunesTVShowsMoviesPodcastsAudioBooksandApplications
     
  20. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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  21. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Why is it called a phone when it does other stuff besides make calls? They should call it the iPhoneAndMusicPlayingAndTextMessagingAndEmailingAndCameraAndWebBrowsingAndOtherStuffDevice
     
  22. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    YOu all love to make jokes at the OPs expense. I have your solution, OP. Cut this out and stick it over the camera icon on the phone.
     

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