Why not call the new tablet the iTouch?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by scrapple, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. scrapple macrumors regular

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    It would make sense... instead of the feminine ipad..

    you have your ipod nana, your ipod classic, and your ipod touch... well, just change the ipod touch to just the ipod (get rid of the touch name portion of it)..

    now you have your imac, iphone, ipod, and itouch
     
  2. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    They wouldn't do this due to how much the current iPod Touch series has been given the misnomer of 'iTouch,' by the general uninformed population.
     
  3. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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  4. greygray macrumors 68000

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    What's an iPod nana? Is it more rare than a U2 iPod Classic? iWant!
     
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  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    I remember when PDA's starting becoming popular I was all abuzz. "Dude! PDA! PADD!" Hell I think 2 of the 3 letters of the anagrams stand for the same word in both!

    Yeah, I've always dreamed of carrying a PADD around tapping away like a woodpecker, it's the 21st century and we do that every day with our iPhones and I gotta say, my expectations were toooo high. I imagined "If I had a PADD I'd be typing away all day and looking things up and managing files" until reality struck XD

    Yeah, real life is so much more boring, unlike the computers on TV that bleep and bloop assuringly with each action and display blinking warning text like "MATCH CONFIRMED" or "ACCESS GRANTED".

    Refer to: The Lawnmower Man
     
  7. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Lol, I thought of the worst possible name for the Apple Tablet: The Abblet.
     
  8. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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  9. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, Apple wouldn't use that name, unless they wanted to kill at least half of the current mac users - to sheer embarrassment.
     
  10. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Because the people who call their iPod touch "iTouch" can falsely boast that they have an iTouch.
     
  11. nelsonlowe macrumors newbie

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    I would call it the iTablet. iPad just sounds nasty.
     
  12. ^^ CoolMacLover macrumors regular

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    *raises eyebrow* Come play with my iTouch.

    I touch my iTouch...

    :D
     
  13. Jani-Appleseed macrumors member

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    Haha That's what I'm hoping the iSltae is going to look like ;d , well I hope so anyways :p , walking around and looking all proud and clever with a pad :apple:
     
  14. gr8ful macrumors member

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    I don't think iTouch is too far off base. The iPod Touch has evolved and outgrown its iPod label. I can see Apple drop iPod from the name and make it the little brother to the new line of touch tablets.

    So I can see "touch" in the name --- iTouch, Touch Pad, Touch Tablet, Touch Slate, Touch Book, Touch Mac, etc. I like Mac Touch (Mac Pro, MacBook, Mac mini, Mac Touch) even though it sounds like McDonald's next offering. :D
     
  15. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Forgive the strap line -
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    Reminds me of a thread back in 2007 (about ultraportables). (Props to kontheur for the graphic for that thread shown above.)

    Isn't the iTouch too close to the iPod Touch? Seems iPad is preferred (though close to iPod).
     
  16. Tinknock71 macrumors 6502

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    I really don't care what they call it! they could call it the pee pee pad for all I care just release the dam thing already!:D
     
  17. Maserati7200 macrumors 6502a

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    Because quite frankly, it's an awful name. Everytime I hear the word iTouch, I cringe. I'm sure people at apple agree with me. I believe that people who like the names such as 'iTouch' and 'MacTab' are very misguided.
     
  18. Tinknock71 macrumors 6502

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    I agree what you said they need to come out with a name that is fresh and new but It will probably start with a " I " that's for sure
     
  19. redboxcar macrumors 6502

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    LOL. I laughed out loud. :D

    I'm on board with this one - from a marketing standpoint, if they want to market it as a computer (already a big "if", as it seems it might be marketed more like a giant iPhone/iPod Touch) then they'll throw the name in line with their computer brands. Good guess!
     
  20. robfromabove macrumors regular

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    Why not call it the iTouch? Because it would flat out cause too much confusion with the iPod Touch (as if they aren't used interchangeably enough, and I'm one of those people that makes it a point to correct someone if they call it an iTouch)

    Example: "Mommy, I want an iPod Touch for Christmas!"
    Mom goes to Apple Store; "Hello, I need an iTouch for my son"

    You get the point.
     
  21. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    How do you touch-type on that? :confused:
     

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