What do you think Apple's rumoured wearable would be called?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by keysofanxiety, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    'iWatch' seems to be going around a lot, but I remember an interview when Jony Ive was on Blue Peter. He said something along the lines of if you design a lunchbox and call it a lunchbox, you've already limited yourself because you're subconsciously designing around a 'box' shape.

    It got me thinking that they'd probably not call it an iWatch. Personally, my money's on 'iWear' -- has a ring to it and may work in Nike-esque adverts: "I work, I play, iWear" or something a lot less cheesy than that.

    TL;DR: this doesn't really matter as it's a hypothetical discussion about a hypothetical product, but can't hurt to get people's views. What do you think Apple's rumoured wearable might be called?

    EDIT: might start a poll if there are a few name suggestions? :)
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    It will surely, without doubt, be called ,,,"Apple's Wearable".

    No question about it!

    Remember, you read it here first!

    Really....




    :rolleyes:
     
  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for your contribution. Maybe I should have made a poll on how many of your comments aren't sarcastic. ;) :p
     
  4. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    Judging by how many of the new Apple products/services don't have "i" in the branding, I think that they would go a different route. "Apple Wearable" sounds semi-nice, if a bit plain.
     
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    I totally wiffed on the rumored tablet when apple was about to release the iPad and I thought the name was stupid - not look wear it is. So to summarize I have no idea and lot of higher paid marketing type folks will come up with a name that is quite applely.
     
  7. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    They might stick with iWatch as already it's ingrained on people's minds. Even non-tech sites have been using it (BBC).

    Though I'd like to see something a bit different. I want Apple to revolutionise the category, and predefining it as just a watch may seem a bit limited. Maybe iSense or something (but not as bad...)
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I don't doubt iWatch. It just seems so right. And that's what everyone is expecting so why would they change it.

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    Sounds legit :D
     
  9. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Obviously. Sure to come with a retina display too. :p
     
  10. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68030

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    Apple has the copyright on the very name iWatch in many countries as I type this. In short, it will be--probably 90% correct--that Apple will call this device by that name.
     
  11. phoenixsan macrumors 65816

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    As.....

    iWatch is pretty obvious. And the little thing would be more than a "common watch". So, would I propose the following?

    -AppleGear (mock to Google and Samsung)
    -Apple360 (mock to Motorola)
    -Apple MobileAssistant
    -Alfred (mock to Batman)
    -Apple UltraSmart Band
    -AppleNitro (mock to Nike Fuel)
    -Apple SuperBlade (mock to Victorinox).....

    But most surely thing, the device will no be called as any similar to my list....:D

    :):apple:
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    You would only need a "0".

    My guess is iWatch.
     
  13. Kiju macrumors member

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    I see them moving away from the 'watch' limitation as well. iWear or Apple Wear does seem a bit more all encompassing.
     
  14. Dj64Mk7 macrumors 6502a

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    Thinking some more...

    How do "TimePlay" and/or "PlayTime" sound?
     
  15. Kaylor macrumors regular

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    "TimePlay" just sounds flat out weird, "PlayTime" sounds like it's targeted toward four year olds. Just my opinion.
     
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    For me, I would like to see some humourous knock offs such as (yes this is being sarcastic and silly) -

    the iDontCare
    and
    the iD10T
     
  18. 960design macrumors 68020

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    iNude

    Laughed at the iBall, I believe it is already taken. I think I have some iBalls stored at my office.

    iD10T errors, my favorite. Actual log entry for bugs we have reported.
     
  19. modul8tr macrumors regular

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    I'm curious if this product or some version of it could be a reinvention of the iPod and named iPod. Pair it with a streaming music service and wireless headphones maybe.

    Maybe we will get an iWatch that's a powerful and more expensive iOS/OS X/Siri/iBeacon/home automation accessory and alongside it a reinvented iPod as more of a music/fitness/game control oriented device. The era of the iPod is over (yet still a multi-billion dollar business) but the brand/mindshare is still there and ripe to repurpose itself in the face of iPhones and iPads.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    iTime according to a patent from 2011 via CultofMac

    [​IMG]
     
  21. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Considering how much money it'll make Apple at cash registers, it should be called the "iChing!"
     
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  23. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    How do you feel about Apple-Rel?:eek: I find the pun groan worthy (Apple-rel = apparel:p), but who knows how marketing guys think.

    If they make a scarf, I would love for them to call it a Moofler as a tribute to Clarus the Dogcow.
    [​IMG]
     
  24. smoledman macrumors 68000

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    Obviously iTime, that's a suitably iconic Apple product name.
     

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