POLL: What do you think the new name of the rumored computer be?

EJBasile

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Hello everyone.

I was just wondering what you think the name of the new computer is (that is if it comes out)

I heard some metioned in the rumor responses included miniMac, myMac, iMac Mini, iCentre/iCenter (depending on where you are from).

Just a quick question why do we think its an iMac? Why not an eMac, it might be a replacement or sibling to it. Or a version of the powermac.
 

mkrishnan

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EJBasile said:
Just a quick question why do we think its an iMac? Why not an eMac, it might be a replacement or sibling to it. Or a version of the powermac.
This is a good point...at some time, weren't there were considered to be pretty reliable rumors that the eMac G5 had started production, or at least production tooling, and was almost ready for launch, until G5 chips started becoming too scarce? The eMac bump, whether it was major or minor, never got announced anywhere....
 

Jovian9

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MediaMac......b/c that's the purpose it will serve in my home with an AE card so that I can stream media from my iMac G5 to it to watch on my television (or music to my stereo).
 

blackfox

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iDon't know. really.

If the rumors are true, the name will be incidental (to me).
 

zim

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I think it is the next evolution of the eMac... but what do I know :rolleyes:
 

homerjward

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i liked the suggestion of iChabod from the other thread, but i'd like to see it named iDontmakecomputersboughtinlatedecemberanyslower, or maybe the iCost 500. but it'll probably just be Macintosh G4. not power, not i, not e, not mini, just Macintosh G4.
 

QCassidy352

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I don't think you can really call it an imac or emac... those were designed as, and have always been, all in one machines. Nothing headless could truly be an imac or emac, so I hope it's a different name.
 

pinto32

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Since they are apperently targeting this to iPod-buying Windows users, I would think that maybe something like "Mac Pod" would be likely...

Reguardless of what it is named, this is a big move for Apple, and one that will hopefully put to rest the claims that Macs are too expensive.
 

CorvusCamenarum

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Hmm it's way late at night and I'm bored, so here's a thought or two. Some of them might even be considered mildly humorous.

If it's spherical in design, call it the iBall.
For a translucent case, the iGlass.
If it's really tiny, the iDrop.

But seriously, I wouldn't be surprised if they keep the "Mac" and just prefix a different letter, like qMac or something along those lines. Maybe cMac for compact.

For anything that runs Windows, the iSore.
 

maxterpiece

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right now there is the
i*mac* and power*mac* for desktops
the i*book* and power*book* for laptops
and the i*pod* and ...... power *pod* as our new truly consumer level mac device?

oh yeah and the emac for "education".
 

I wouldn't be surprised if they play off the iPod's success and call it something like the mPod or MyPod... but it's really too big to be a "pod", isn't it?

It's not an iMac or an eMac or a PowerMac... but it IS a Mac if it's running OSX...

Maybe they'll try to make a connection between the iPod and the Mac? But they've already done that visually with the iMac and they're pushing that fact in the ads...

Pushing the cheap or inexpensive aspect doesn't seem very Apple... Not like a valueMac....

miniMac kind of makes sense, but it's a little cutesy... myMac?

Perhaps something relating to its simplicity? Bare-bones ness? Bottom of the line? Like an aMac? (which everybody would pronounce wrong).. Consumer oriented cMac?

Maybe it's the opposite of PowerMac... FeebleMac? BareMac?

Play up it's slab-like stature, like the monolith in 2001? The Apple Odyssey?

I know iPod sounded a bit strange and open-ended when it came out, so who knows what's in store here.

Apple plays up the i-Thing to no end.. iPod, iTunes, iMac, iLife, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD... What does it stand for anyhow? I can see them tossing the i onto something new. iBase. iCenter. Kind of like iBase... for both meanings of base, as in a station and basic...

We'll know in a couple of weeks I guess! :)
 

quagmire

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iMac Mini. Simple as that. The iMac G5 is tied with the regular iPod. This computer said to be small, powerful, and even portable( no battery though). So this computer will be tied with the Mini and be called iMac Mini.
 

mkrishnan

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homerjward said:
i liked the suggestion of iChabod from the other thread, but i'd like to see it named iDontmakecomputersboughtinlatedecemberanyslower, or maybe the iCost 500. but it'll probably just be Macintosh G4. not power, not i, not e, not mini, just Macintosh G4.
Will the iChabod have an optional VESA Crane to mount it on the wall? :D
 

CaptainCaveMann

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The name should not have anything pod in it. IT IS NOT AN IPOD. Its a computer,running osx,hands down. Maybe something like "MyFirstMac", or "iMac Jr.", or "eMac jr.".
 

brap

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Macintosh mini. LC 4 sounds good, too ;)

Won't happen, though - if we've learned anything from the iMac G5 and sundries, it's that iPod is king - and we'll milk that cow for all it's worth.