Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum
NEdit: 'course the real "Dueseys" had model mumbers and other attributions:
Here is a 1933 Duesenberg Model SJ Phaeton ( Year, Make, Supercharged, J Model, Phaeton Body style:
The car could do 100 mph in 2nd gear.
But then again, many people who bought a Duesey bought only the rolling chassis from Duesenberg, and bought the body from a coach builder, such as Derham, Fernandez et Darrin, Franay, Gurney Nutting, Le Baron, Murphy, Rollston, Saoutchik, Walker, Weymann, or Willoughby.
Thankfully, Apple doesn't do this. You buy an iMac, a MacBook Air, a MacBook Pro, now an iPad (and hopefully soon an iPhone) from Apple and Apple alone, without having someone else monkey around with it.
Personally, I like keeping the naming uncluttered. It fits the Apple 'simple is better' motif. I just wonder if the 'old' iPads will be continually called the 'iPad 2', or if eventually they will become education only models, like the white MacBook was for the last year of its life.