Will Apple drop the "i"?

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  1. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    If I'm correct, they haven't launched iProducts or iServices in a while. Also, Apple Watch and Apple Pay. Not iWatch and iPay.

    What do you think?
     
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  3. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Does it even matter ? You should know not to ask us. We don't know, and for that matter, who cares ? I will buy anyway no matter what it's called ;)
     
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  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    iWatch was already taken hence apple watch.

    Will they drop the i in iPhone etc. not a chance
     
  6. Benjamin Frost Suspended

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    I don't know about dropping the 'i', but Apple have dropped the ball with the Apple Watch.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    In your opinion.
     
  8. Benjamin Frost Suspended

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    An opinion that is shared by the many, not the few, sadly.
     
  9. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    iCloud is relatively recent (4 years old?) so no I don't think so
     
  10. Hog Milanese macrumors regular

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    From a branding perspective, iThink they probably should.
     
  11. Generik777 macrumors regular

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    I think they will go with  rather than "i" from here on. All of their new products went with this. It would help alleviate the issue with things already being named with the "i" moniker (iTV and iWatch for example). I think they would also like to move away from it after Samsung decided to "borrow" this with all of there "S" products.

    But I think all current products such as iPhone, iPad, or iTunes will keep their current names.
     
  12. RadioGaGa1984 macrumors 65816

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    Not too sure you know what your talking about.
     
  13. Merkie thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's not really recent in the tech world to be honest.
     
  14. Merkie thread starter macrumors 68020

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    MacRumors. This site almost literally lives on speculation / rumors. Also, I wasn't asking what you know.
     
  15. placidity44 macrumors 6502

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    For future products/service lines...yeah they may drop the i. iPhones, iPads, etc....not a chance! The branding is too huge! People going into a verizon, at&t, apple store, etc asking for an iPhone. The iPhone makes up around 69% of Apple's revenue....one product. That is absolutely insane. If you called it the most successful consumer product ever you wouldn't be wrong. That'll never happen. Maybe they'll drop the i years down the road when they come up with a product to replace the iPhone. Maybe that day will come maybe it won't.
     
  16. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    They shouldn't since the new naming structure night screw up the iPad. What will they call that? Apple Pad?
     
  17. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    yeah millions of sales say different.....
     
  18. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I don't think they will drop the "I" for anything that already has it, but it seems that anything that is released after 2014 will have "Apple" and not "I" in the name. If the car project turns out to be real, then I would bet on "Apple Car" and not "iCar."
     
  19. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Not gonna happen.

    The 'i' meant 'internet' in the case of the iPhone, borrowing from the name of the iPod (in this case, the 'i' meant 'intelligent').

    The iPad's 'i' have the same meaning as the iPhone.

    The Watch isn't primarily used to connect to the internet, so there was no need for the 'i'.

    Neither does Apple Pay.
     
  20. BeeGood macrumors 65816

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    Agreed, and that's why I said "relatively" as in "relative to other products/services".

    The only newer Apple products/services are Apple Pay and the Apple Watch and two products doesn't really doesn't tell us that we are trending away from "i-product" to "Apple-product".
     
  21. Bananas Ananas macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure that "i" remains in the name of iOS devices. :)
     
  22. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Sadly I agree. The "wow" factor has worn off. Hope WWDC offers more of what he can do, but at this time I think apple watch isn't for me.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    At most it might be that. There's way too much brand reuniting that already comes with various "i" items that it would be only counterproductive to change those anytime soon, or at all.
     
  24. Benjamin Frost Suspended

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    The 'i' moniker was such a great idea by Steve Jobs. It trips off the tongue and is neat, concise and cool.

    Putting Apple in front is clunky. 'Apple Watch' doesn't trip off the tongue at all. iWatch would have been much better and would have kept the pattern.

    I think that it was a bad move not to think of a more inventive name or just use 'iWatch', and that it has damaged sales of the Apple Watch.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    The days of i products are long gone. We have new leadership at apple and they've shown a desire to move away from naming products that begin with the letter i.
     

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