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

keysofanxiety

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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? :)
 

Shrink

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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:
 

keysofanxiety

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

Dj64Mk7

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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.
 

maflynn

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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.
 

cambookpro

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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...)
 

SactoGuy18

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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.
 

phoenixsan

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Oct 19, 2012
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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:
 

Kiju

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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.
 

phrehdd

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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
 

960design

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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.
 

modul8tr

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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.
 

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