Why not more Apple names?

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  1. roxics macrumors regular

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    Why doesn't Apple use more Apple names in their products? We have the Macintosh (McIntosh) and that's really it.

    You'd think that at the very least, instead of going with California locations for OS X names they might have used types of apples like Gala, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, etc.
    Maybe even call the gold iPhone color golden delicious or something.
     
  2. Renzatic Suspended

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    Honeycrisp is a cereal, brah! It had a bear mascot and everything. And that bear? He was like all super chill. Even when being attacked by a snake!

    No wait. That was Golden Crisps.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Because its corny, that's why. Its hard to be taken seriously if they kept choosing apple names. Technically the macintosh is not an apple name either.

    The fruit is actually Mcintosh
     
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    :D:p
     
  5. D.T., Mar 10, 2015
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    "You kids get off my lawn!"

    :D

    Holy smokes, have you ever had one (the apple variety)? I saw some post with this guy ranting about how amazing it is, and dang, if he wasn't right, they're fantastic!
     
  6. senseless macrumors 68000

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    They used "pippin" once before for a failed game console. "Newton" was a pda. That qualifies as Apple related (Sir Isaac)
     
  7. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Who would want to buy a smartphone called a Granny Smith?
     
  8. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Or a tablet called a Pink Lady?

    BL.
     
  9. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Can we rename this thread "The Apple Thread" as a sequel to "Bacon"?

    Assuming so, I'll start.

    It's a cruel world we live in: Honeycrisp apples go out of season :(
     
  10. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like we have some AppleTalk going on here. (For those of you who remember AppleTalk...)

    Mac OS X Gala. Sounds like a good name to me.
     
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    Android leads with Lollipop. You can't lick that.
     
  13. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    They already used Granny Smith. Sort of. Wozniak said in his book that it was an in-joke the Apple II GS was named after the Granny Smith. Officially the GS meant Graphics Sound.
     
  14. Traverse macrumors 603

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    Because AppleBook doesn't sound right.

    Even Apple doesn't use "Apple." I heard Tim Cook and Phil Schiller simply say "Watch" to refer to the :apple: Watch which, to me, sound horribly generic.

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    "You can lick that lollipop mister, but you can't lick me!"

    Sorry, old King of Queens sitcom memory. Couldn't resist. :eek:
     
  15. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Honeycrisp is actually a registered trademark. That could make things difficult for Apple if they attempted to use the name. That's becoming a more common thing with the newer cultivars. Most legacy apple cultivars don't have trademark protection, though.

    I attended a really interesting lecture last year by Dr. David Bedford, the guy who developed the Honeycrisp, about how it was done and what made the Honeycrisp different. Interesting fellow.
     
  16. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    I kid you not, that is one wicked good Apple.
     
  17. Traverse macrumors 603

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    :apple: Mac
    :apple: Phone
    :apple: Pod

    Meh, it doesn't flow that well.

    I do understand why they went with Apple Watch instead of iWatch though. I think they were trying to break away from the "i" devices and influence customer perceptions.
     
  18. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Agreed. iPhone and iPad are established understood Apple products and Steve Jobs was generally against over utilization of the Apple watch.
     
  19. eko91 macrumors regular

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    Good question

    I guess it would be brilliant to have products named after an apple, but sooner or later they are going to run out of names! And apple is very quick with producing new items very frequently. In the end, the apple names would not be a bright choice!
     

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