Originally Posted by IHateRegistering
iSlate is terrible. What's a slate? If you have to justify it by looking it up in the dictionary/thesaurus, it's a bad name.
But what is a pod? Marketing isnt necessarily about a name that makes the most sense or has the most definitions that fit the term.
I thought slate was slate was commonly known as something you write on and a clean slate was a common analogy for erasing the past to start anew.
Newton is good, but already used. Perhaps another famous scientist/artist/philosopher?
Newton is associated with an apple but dont know of anyone else in those areas who is. Any ideas?
Someone said Palette. I like that. Like a blank canvas or a bunch of colors ready for you to make something beautiful. Pal for short... like a friend.
I like it, too, but since palette is already commonly used in computing with software I dont think it makes for a good name and Id wager that Apples marketing would find the term unpalatable fpr that reason.
iBook is good too, but also already used. Maybe? Instead of an eBook get the iBook.
iBook was in use but there has no product of that name for several years. The problem I have with the term is that a tablet device likely wont fold like a book and using the term book
might pigeon hole it into a mental classification that doesnt serve multimedia well. Then again, the MacBook and McBook Pro have book in their name and are known for their multimedia capabilities.
Palette is just as long.
]Anything with Mac in it is a no-go. This is meant to be sold to everyone (like the iPhone/iPod), not just MacAddicts. "Mac" has negative connotations to loyal PC users. They'll immediately think it's incompatible/childish/whatever.
I agree with your initial statement, just not your reasoning. I think if you call it Mac it has to run a full version of Mac OS X, which means it can run all my Mac apps just as easily as me porting my apps from one Mac to another. I think calling it an Apple Name
automatically gives the user the impression that its not full fledged PC but a complementary device for your PC. I expect this to sync via iTunes like all the iDevices and AppleTV.
PS: Perhaps we need a tabula rasa
for our preconceptions. (See what i did there?