When iMac becomes merely Mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Richard.John, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Richard.John macrumors regular

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    I was thinking about this earlier. Could it happen as we currently have MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro. Logic suggests that renaming it to simply Mac would be, err, logical.

    No need for the i monicker in my opinion.
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    This would never happen. mac is short for Macintosh. I have a PowerBook and a Mac Pro and I call both of them "macs" I know I am not the only one that does this. It would never happen. Do you think that we will be buying Apple "Phones" and "Pods"? WTF...
     
  3. Richard.John thread starter macrumors regular

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    Big Mac might not go down too well I suppose. I think you may be right though.
     
  4. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    I think they need to make everything more logical.

    This would be my perfect Apple lineup:

    DESKTOPS
    iMac (iMac)
    iMac Pro (Mac Pro)
    iMac Air (super-small desktop without optical drive)
    iMac Nano (Mac Mini)
    iMac Touch (Similar to those HPs with the touchscreens)

    NOTEBOOKS
    MacBook (MacBook)
    MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro)
    MacBook Air (MacBook Air)
    MacBook Nano (Netbook)
    MacBook Touch (Tablet)

    But unfortunately, it ain't gonna happen :(

    EDIT: iMacBook sounds disgusting, please don't suggest it :p
     
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    You may of looked but haven't really seen, know what I mean?
    Apple's "i" products are aimed at consumers and their "pro" products are supposed to be their professional range, thus the sudden hike on prices, technical specifications and performance. Once upon a time there was an actual 'Mac' (Macintosh)...
     
  6. MacTraveller macrumors regular

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    I suggest an iMacBook Pro!

    And a new Apple tablet.... the iPad
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I would figure Apple's computer and electrical engineers would have revolted by now and introduced the jMac by now.
     
  8. Moriarty macrumors 6502

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    Why does iMacBook sound disgusting? :confused:

    My sense of humour is incredibly crass, but even I don't get that one.
     
  9. Richard.John thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple's ads end with :apple:Mac displayed on an iMac screen. They want to change it :D

    Though of course the notebooks and Pro line are included so...
     
  10. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, it wasn't a joke. I just don't like the name.
    If it were spelled as "iMac Book", that sounds better.

    I dunno, I'm just picky about names :p
    Whoever decided to brand my FireWire hard drive "SmileDrive" needs to be shot.
     
  11. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    True.
    I say we bring back iBook, PowerBook, and PowerMac, it's so much more consistent.

    CONSUMER
    iMac
    iBook

    PRO
    PowerMac
    PowerBook

    iProduct = Consumer
    PowerProduct = Pro
    Simple.
     
  12. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I preferred that one too, exp. when the iLine was white plastic and the PowerLine was aluminum.

    Intel switch had to to muck everything up.
     
  13. JNB macrumors 604

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    No, it was simpler when everything was beige and just a Macintosh.

    Kids. Sheesh. :p
     

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