Why isn't it just called an iTouch?

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  1. danpass macrumors 68020

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    I tried a google search but the only thing that pops up is ipod touch.

    I figure there must be some kind of patent/trademark issue out there.


    Because its clearly nothing like THE ipod ;)
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Because it is still a part of the iPod family.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Because "iTouch" is an idiotic name that doesn't tell what the product is.

    iPod touch tells you that it is an iPod and you can touch it.
    iPod classic tells you it's the old style iPod.
    iPod nano tells you it's small.
    iPod shuffle tells you it plays randomly.

    And this is the iTouch.
     
  4. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Cause people get flamed for calling it that, as if its a REALLY BIG DEAL.
     
  5. rjgonzales macrumors regular

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    My guess is one day, there will only be the iPod touch and the "touch" will drop off and it will once again just be called iPod.
     
  6. xlii macrumors 68000

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    Because Steve Jobs said... you call it the iTouch and I'll call you fired...

    iPod Touch is a much more descriptive name... an iPod with a touch screen.
     
  7. danpass thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I figured it was an infringement situation.



    and 'ipod' didn't mean anything until the ad campaigns started :D
     
  8. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030

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    You forgot /opinion/ after that bit.

    Call it whatever you like. I know the minute I saw it on Apple's website I started calling it the iTouch, but apparently that's a sin around these parts.
     
  9. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    It is called itouch by a lot people and I think the only reason is because it is part of the ipod family. Looking at their website shows that they like things in groups and in order so calling it an ipod allows them to do that. Plus it plays music so it can be called an ipod.
     
  10. tabasco70 macrumors 6502

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    i doubt that will ever happen.
    at least i hope it never does.
    i have an iphone but i never use it as an ipod. not because of the capacity or anything. something about the touch screen and how it seems a lot more fragile. (entire screen, thinness etc) i wouldnt use an ipod touch either for music.
    I need my iPod Classic.
     
  11. DavidR91 macrumors member

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    Err... why call it something completely new, when you can rely on the spread and popularity of the already prolific iPod brand?

    If you call it something new, you have to build the brand from scratch. Relate it to the iPod though, and the expectations and understanding of it (as well as marketing/popularizing the brand) are already done.
     
  12. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    I thought the whole reason there is a sticky thread on this topic was to end all such debates about it once and for all in these forums.

    To the OP: Third post down in this forum. You can't miss it.
     
  13. weckart macrumors 601

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    Because, if you hadn't already worked it out for yourself, the name iTouch would just give rise to 1001 smutty jokes. This is something that the Apple marketdroids have to consider when choosing a name.
     
  14. Jodlesx macrumors member

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    I laughed so hard at this:D But that *is* a good reason.
     
  15. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    No, No, No... The Point of Stickies is to cause problems for the iPhone users.

    iTouch just sounds childish in my humblest of opinions.
     
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    They didn't call it an iPod over iTouch because of infringement issues. It's an iPod, simple as that. They wouldn't want to add another product line just for the iPhone sans phone.


    Anyway, Skil, grow up. Quit calling it "idiotic" it's just a word, no need to get all up in arms.
     
  17. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    For the same reason that a MacBook Pro isn't just called a Pro.
     
  18. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Yeah, especially since now it's first and foremost a Macbook; Pro is an afterthought.
     
  19. AppleThis&That macrumors regular

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    It's a branding standard that's consistent with the iPod naming system.
     
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    Here's another product called the iTouch. Link
     
  22. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    Because the iPod touch is an music player firstly, but since iPod is synonymous with 'mp3 player' why drop the iPod name?
     
  23. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000

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    I haven't seen that in awhile. It still makes me giggle :D
     
  24. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    As the others have said, the iPod Touch is indeed part of the iPod family, but then so is the iPhone (Steve Jobs originally called it an iPod with phone abilities). That would mean the iPhone should really be called "iPod Phone". :)

    Or, looking at it from the other side, the iPod Touch is really an iPhone with no phone abilities, so that device should be called an "iPhone 0G" or maybe "iPhone noPhone". ;)
     
  25. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Because it's a ridiculous name that says (to me) that it's a touchscreen. It should highlight that it's an iPod.

    Also there's a software suite called iTouch that IIRC predates the iPod. Certainly the iPod Touch and iPhone.
     
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