Really Apple? New iPad was the best name you could think of?? (merged)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AceCoolie, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. AceCoolie macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Apple's naming scheme annoys me. When I went to purchase my iPad 2 a couple months after launch, they only had one box that simply said iPad. The "2" was no where to be found and while I found out later that the picture on the box was different between the iPad 1 and iPad 2, the lack of a descriptive name made things difficult. The sales person had no idea which model it was and neither did I. I had to get a managers approval to be able to buy it, open it to check the model, and then have his assurance that I would be able to return it if it was the wrong one. All that could have been avoided if Apple would just give different products different name. What a novel concept. I can only imagine that this sort of confusion will continue with the "new iPad".
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
    I know what you mean! I went to purchase a MacBook 5 and all they had were boxes that said MacBook! Gah, I hate the new naming scheme. How are we ever going to distinguish anything? There is no evidence that this type of naming scheme has ever worked before. Not once. Not ever.
  3. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007

    This is stupid.... so next year (if they even release one) there will be the OLD iPad and the Amazing new iPad.
  4. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Moving away from the numbering scheme is a good thing. Now it'll just be referred to as the 2012 iPad... just like how the iMacs, Macbook Pros, and Macbook Airs are all referred to as 2011 in their current iterations.

    EDIT- iDecker beat me to it hahah
  5. motoleo macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2012
    Actually, it's not "New iPad" it's really just iPad. It's a cautious name.

    Anyway, for this new device, I can just watch all the reviews from last year, I don't need to see any new ones.
  6. F123D macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2008
    Del Mar, CA
    Apples got it covered for a couple years.

    This year: The new iPad
    Next year: The newer iPad
    Following year: The newest iPad
    Year after that: The newerest iPad?

    :p :D
  7. Carouser macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    I wish you the best of luck when you go to the Apple store and navigate this minefield, I hope you manage to buy the product you want and that there is no confusion leading you to spend hundreds of dollars on the incorrect product, but who is to say what will happen because of this boondoggle foisted upon hapless consumers.
  8. AceCoolie thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Microsoft tried this with Windows releases (Win95, Win98, Win2000, etc) but found that people ended up expecting a new release every year and when you couldn't meet that schedule, it reflected negatively on you. I don't think Apple intends to release hardware every year.


    While I can appreciate your sarcasm, can you think of any other product that when you go to the store to buy it, you must be familiar with the entire product packing history to know if you have the right one?

    Will this stop me from buying one? Probably not (I'll wait awhile as my iPad2 was one of the ones with light bleed). I would just be very interested to hear Apples logic behind the decision. I'm sure they had a meeting, and people discussed various names, and they decided on "new iPad". I'd love to hear their reasoning.
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    So you want us to believe that neither you, the sales person or the manager thought to turn the box around and read the stickers on it?
  10. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Well, that's a little different. Windows 95 was the actual product name. Had it been just called Windows for every iteration, that's different. And that's what I was saying about the Macs. Not everyone expects a new version every year.

    The Mac Pro for instance hasn't been updated since 2010. So almost 2 years later and no update. iPod Touch also hasn't been updated since 2010. No specific name, but the year it was released helps to define it.
  11. AceCoolie thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Obviously you haven't looked at the stickers on the box because it's not there.
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    The iPod touch was updated sometime in 2011 buddy.
  13. paulbee macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2011

    The evidence is against you. There's been a new iPhone every year since 2007. A new iPad every year since 2010. The iMac and MacBook lines have put out at least once a year. A majority of Apple's hardware is being updated on a cycle that's at longest once a year, and I don't know why they'd scale back, especially on a top-seller like the iPad.
  14. KylePowers macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2011
    Oh I'm sorry, coming pre-installed with iOS 5 and adding a white option most certainly warrants an update, buddy ;)

    It's still considered the 4th generation.
  15. AceCoolie thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    hmm. I guess your right. I wonder why they don't incorporate the year into the name then? I know some companies like to do that sort of thing since it subconsciously makes people think about upgrading as whenever they see the name, the feel their product is "old".
  16. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    I can't believe they're really just calling it "New iPad"...
  17. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Give it a year and they'll officially be calling it "Old iPad" :p
  18. MrCheeto macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2008
  19. joshwithachance macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2009
    Well now we have something to look forward to! :D
  20. homeboy macrumors 6502

    Aug 23, 2007
    I think it was the right decision. People were getting increasingly obsessed with he numerical designation of Apple products as opposed to focusing on the improvements. The iPhone 4S is a great example of when everyone was anticipating it to be called iPhone 5 and got publically enraged, but yet sales tell a different story.

    I'm buying the new iPad and I don't care about it not being called iPad HD or iPad 3. All I was looking forward to was the Retina Display and more processing power, and I got exactly that.
  21. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Oh, really?

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  22. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Damn... that is some serious 'ownage' right there dejo ;)
  23. Gator24765 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 13, 2009
    Dumbest Name Ever! SMH

    Real original. The New Ipad. Sweet!

    I am unimpressed with the update. I find buying an ipad 2 for cheap now that everyone is unloading them is a better deal.

    At least until the NEWER Ipad comes out. (or will is be The Newest Ipad?)
  24. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    No different then when Apple released the "New iMac" in 2002. This iMac was later renamed the G4 iMac or the iMac G4.
  25. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    It's funny, because everyone was complaining before about how redundant 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S were getting.

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