Why did they change ibook to macbook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by likemyorbs, Jan 21, 2009.

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Should they have kept the ibook name?

  1. Yes, it would have made more sense.

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  2. No, macbook is better.

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  3. Who the hell cares?

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  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    i know some people are going to say that they did it because of the switch to intel, but ibook sounded more like one of their products. imac switched to intel too, but they didnt just call it Mac. i think they should have kept ibook. ipod, iphone, imac, ibook. it only makes sense.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    because they wanted mac in all the computer names
     
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    Steve Jobs said on one of his keynotes after the Intel announcement, that every computer product will have the word "Mac" in it, hence MacBook.

    PowerMac was changed to Mac Pro cause of the PowerPC chips no longer being used by those heavy machinery.
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Steve simply wanted "Mac" in all the product names.
     
  6. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a

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    It has been repeated many times, but I'll just confirm.
    Getting the word Mac in every computer does show us that a MacBook is still a Mac.:D
     
  7. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    to me it doesnt matter..

    it would be a bit weird if ford still offered a version of the Model T since it would have changed so much over time. Things cant have the same names forever if they change
     
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    And why did they change it from the Chevy Cavalier to the Chevy Cobalt?
     
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    To try and re-invent/remove the stigma of the Cavalier, because the Cavalier was such a heap
     
  10. children macrumors regular

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    ibook sounds like a toy... the macbook sounds far better..
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    it was changed because it was essentially a whole new product. Apple likes to reinvent when big enough changes come by, like how there OS and Firmware naming goes.
     
  12. Ploki macrumors 68020

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    they might have kept it.
    but then , iBook Pro does sound very lame.
    and its stupid to call it PowerBook if it doesnt have PowerPC architecture anymore. :)
    i hate the whole "iSuck" thing

    i like the Powerbook thing :)
     
  13. uicandrew macrumors 6502a

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    why does this poll even exist? there is a very clear-cut answer to why the name was changed. no opinions/speculation necessary.
     
  14. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    By doing so our minds think its something new, when it is indeed a more advanced version of the same thing, its psychology.
     
  15. zephead macrumors 68000

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    I really didn't like the name at first. iBook, PowerBook, and PowerMac just rolled off the tongue so much easier. But I guess I just got used to the new names as time went by.

    It was called PowerMac before they put PowerPC chips in. They probably could've kept the name with Intel processors if they wanted to.
     
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  17. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    They should've called it iMacBook and iMacBook Pro :eek:!
     
  18. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Steve? Are you sure?
     
  19. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    better tell that to apple, because it doesnt look like they plan on dropping them i's anytime soon. there's too any of them, renaming all those iproducts would take forever.
     
  20. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    look at the original ipod and look at the touch, and tell me they're remotely similar. they're two completely different products, but they kept the name because its ipod
     
  21. Prekesh macrumors regular

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    MacBook > iBook.

    and as someone else said, iBook sounds like a toy.
     
  22. Mobile923 macrumors 6502

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    So... lemme figure this out....

    (okay, i cant sleep and im freakin bored.)

    Prefix:
    Mac = Computer running mac os
    i = internet

    Products (Hardware):
    -Pod = media
    -Phone = and everything else
    -Book = notebook

    Suffix:
    Pro = for the prosumers
    mini = for the budget consumer
    nano = for the 'image conscious' consumer
    shuffle = simple function
    classic = original function
    touch = touch sensitive function

    im probably forgetting some...

    now... the only one that doesnt make sense since they made "Mac" a prefix in the recent product line up... is iMac

    They should just simplify it as "Mac" (Mac Mini > MacBook > MacBook Pro > Mac > Mac Pro)
    Or if they really wanted to be anal, "Mac mini Pro"

    NOW... given that list i just wrote up, put "i" and "Book" back together, and THAT'S what we should all be waiting for.

    the new iBook... mini.
     
  23. Wikinerd macrumors 6502

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    well we won't want to all it macMac, won't we?

    (ibook->Macbook, iMac->macMac...)
    :D
     
  24. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    like you just said, they are both ipods.....

    The macbook was considered a revolution of their laptop lines, warranting a name change.

    The touch is merely evolution of the ipod line.
     
  25. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Because getting "Mac" back in the name of the computer made it stand out again. The Mac was coming back, it was time for all Apple's computers to be known for what they were: a Mac.
     

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