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Will the iMac still be called "iMac"?

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There are two sides to this argument, but I thought it was interesting.

The original iMac in 1998 was named iMac for its easy access to the internet. This was about it. There was obviously no FireWire, CD-RW, DVD, iTunes, iMovie, AirPort, or any other new digital hub technologies. With the new LCD iMac rumored to have new revolutionary technologies to further embed itself in the digital hub strategy, I think we can safely say the "i" moniker is no longer sufficient. An entirely new product name could surface to replace the aging iMac title.

Realistically though, since the iMac has become such a recognized name, and since Apple has gone crazy with the "i" naming scheme (iBook, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, iPod), I doubt that the name of the iMac will change, but this was just a thought.

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[quote]Originally posted by Tarbash:
<strong>There are two sides to this argument, but I thought it was interesting.

The original iMac in 1998 was named iMac for its easy access to the internet. This was about it. There was obviously no FireWire, CD-RW, DVD, iTunes, iMovie, AirPort, or any other new digital hub technologies. With the new LCD iMac rumored to have new revolutionary technologies to further embed itself in the digital hub strategy, I think we can safely say the "i" moniker is no longer sufficient. An entirely new product name could surface to replace the aging iMac title.

Realistically though, since the iMac has become such a recognized name, and since Apple has gone crazy with the "i" naming scheme (iBook, iMovie, iDVD, iTunes, iPod), I doubt that the name of the iMac will change, but this was just a thought.

[ 12-04-2001: Message edited by: Tarbash ]</strong><hr></blockquote>


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post #3 of 20
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
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I doubt it. We've had five revisions, and they're all titled iMac. Then again, if Apple releases a sufficeiently DIFFERENT iMac, like an LCD iMac, then calling it iMac 2 might be useful.


I suppose the question really is, what will Apple call its next consumer computer? I have no idea. Apple is good at coming up with surprises ("One more thing...")
post #4 of 20
I think that they need somehting along hte lines of the Cube, but cheap.
Maybe the reintroduction of the cube?
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post #5 of 20
no name change.

was the iBook calle iBook 2? No.

The iMac will be called iMac.

No way they'l throw away that brand name. Ever heard of Coke 2, New Coke, Pepsi One? It's bad enough they've got G3's and G4's (god forbid another=G5) They'll just confuse people with iMac2.

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post #6 of 20
iMac.

iBook.

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"iBack"
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LOL retrograde, good one
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post #9 of 20
It will stay the same. It would be a bad marketing decision to change it now.
post #10 of 20
[quote]Originally posted by JasonPP:
<strong>no name change.

was the iBook calle iBook 2? No.

The iMac will be called iMac.

No way they'l throw away that brand name. Ever heard of Coke 2, New Coke, Pepsi One? It's bad enough they've got G3's and G4's (god forbid another=G5) They'll just confuse people with iMac2.

"Do you mean I get 2 iMacs?"</strong><hr></blockquote>

Don't get your skirt all up in an uproar. I can say whatever the hell I want. Wether you agree or not, no need to get pissy about it. And, a lot of people called the new iBook, "iBook2' when it first came out, thank you.
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post #11 of 20
[quote]Originally posted by Retrograde:
<strong>"iBack" </strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL, nice.

I think they'll probably keep the iMac name.
post #12 of 20
I've heard "Revolution 2" mentioned but maybe that is the project name...
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post #13 of 20
Uh, KidRed, could you not attach a quote to every one of your posts, please? My mouse doesn't have a scroll wheel.
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post #14 of 20
i am just sure it is going to be called imac 2. the first ibook was just an intermezzo and i think the people of apple were so happy to get rid of it. so the new ibook was the real ibook and got it's name. the first imac was the reanimation of apple inc. and has to be called imac. the second one...
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post #15 of 20
[quote]Originally posted by KidRed:
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Don't get your skirt all up in an uproar..</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm submitting this to Douglas Adams as one of Dogbert's Induhvidual quotes.
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I thought Dilbert fell off the face of the earth.
But the new iMac will be called iMac... Apple has put too much marketing muscle behind it to throw away a name. Apple hasn't changed its computers' names since 1997.
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[quote]posted 12-04-2001 05:39 PM Â*Â*Â* Â*Â* Â*Â* Â*Â* Â* Â* Â*Â*
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Originally posted by KidRed:

Don't get your skirt all up in an uproar..
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I'm submitting this to Douglas Adams as one of Dogbert's Induhvidual quotes. <hr></blockquote>


Scott Adams writes Dilbert. Douglas Adams is a dead humorous Sci Fi writer. When you attempt to rip off someone elses quote- try making informed zingers or you will look far more inept then the butt of your joke.

Moving along...
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[quote]posted 12-04-2001 05:39 PM Â*Â*Â* Â*Â* Â*Â* Â*Â* Â* Â* Â*Â*
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Originally posted by KidRed:

Don't get your skirt all up in an uproar..
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I'm submitting this to Douglas Adams as one of Dogbert's Induhvidual quotes. <hr></blockquote>


Scott Adams writes Dilbert. Douglas Adams is a dead humorous Sci Fi writer. When you attempt to rip off someone elses quote- try making informed zingers or you will look far more inept then the butt of your joke.

Moving along...
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post #19 of 20
[quote]Originally posted by discstickers:
<strong>I thought Dilbert fell off the face of the earth.
But the new iMac will be called iMac... Apple has put too much marketing muscle behind it to throw away a name. Apple hasn't changed its computers' names since 1997.
I love this face: <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, maybe that's why it's time for a name change, but I doubt it'll happen with the iMac.
post #20 of 20
The name "imac" is worth millions. The ads the name recognition.... If they changed it to the "mymac" or something it would have to start all over at a time the rev 1 imac needs an upgrade...
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