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post #81 of 131
Let's think:

iSet
iMark
iZine
iLet
iPort
iLot
iNet

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post #82 of 131
I believe it will be called iMaster (as in "Aye, Master").
post #83 of 131
The center of of your digital hub including all home entertainment. The only name that makes sense:

iControl
post #84 of 131
Apple will call it iTV and will not need British TV station's permission to do so because "internet TV" has nothing to do with "international TV".

Just like there is an Apple bank and Apple computers, or ABC American Broadcasting Company, and ABC for Alcoholic Beverage Control.
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post #85 of 131
They should use the symbol Prince used to use for his name. It could be the product formerly known as a TV. It'll piss everybody off.
post #86 of 131
Make it 16' x 9' and call it iWall.
post #87 of 131
How about Apple TV?

Don't need to reinvent the wheel.
post #88 of 131
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Originally Posted by Patranus View Post

How about Apple TV?

Don't need to reinvent the wheel.

As much as I'm hoping the AppleTV will be revolutionary, I have serious doubt. The iPod, iPhone and iPad are all based off of a purchasing model through their App Store, Music Store, , Video Store, and Book Store. How is this going to work with 'tv'? Do we really think the TV tycoon's are going to agree to let's say, pay per channel? Are any other content providers going to let Apple overtake the tv industry, as they have with the music industry? If they do come out with this mythical tv, I still think it's going to be iTunes based, as in, this is where you'll have to purchase all your content, within a walled garden that cuts everyone else out. So, how will this be any different than what we already have?

I would love to hear other theories. I just can't wrap my head around the iPanel, or whatever it's going to be called.

post #89 of 131
I think they will call it the

iToldUso

actually with Steve gone - they will have no choice but to call it

the New TV

And they will have to get it out prior to Dec 21st in order to beat the end of the world rush

Makes you wonder what they will do next year with the iPad - the New new iPad? the Newst iPad - Not Last Year's iPad.

I cannot see how they did not spend 10 minutes reviewing possible names for "the New iPad" - iPad HD - iPad RD - iPad 2S - iPad 3 - iPad 2012 - and about half that time picking something better than "the new iPad"
post #90 of 131
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Originally Posted by PipesH4 View Post

I believe GE Healthcare has a product with that name, so this could be a problem for Apple.

The simple solution would be Apple to buy GE.

I don't think iPanel is a very good name for this thing, unless it's going to be something like a home-automation nerve center.
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And they will have to get it out prior to Dec 21st in order to beat the end of the world rush

Actually, this new device will prevent the pole shift prophesied by the History Channel, er, the Mayans. Or Nostradamus. Or whoever the hell it was.
post #92 of 131
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Actually, this new device will prevent the pole shift prophesied by the History Channel, er, the Mayans. Or Nostradamus. Or whoever the hell it was.

if we we link up all the computers in the world to create a magnetic field in the same orientation at the same time - could we induce the Earth's Magnetic field to realign closer to the geographical North Pole?

just kidding - it is unlikely that any magnetic field the human race could produce in the foreseeable future would be utterly dwarfed by the Earth's magnetic field - not saying we can't make a field stronger on a small scale - but nothing that would be strong enough over thousands of miles to have any affect.

The Myans did no predict the end of the world and do not believe the world will end - they developed many calendars to track the various cycles of life - including a sidereal calendar etc - if anything their 2012 (assuming we have correlated their calendar to ours correctly) predicts only the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Just as our Gregorian Calendar predicts the end of one 12 month cycle and the beginning of the next ever Dec 31 - Jan 1.

Also - just because the ancients put lots of effort into something doesn't mean they knew something we don't. In the same vein - 1000 years from now - no one will be able to predict the future based on the American Idol poll results - regardless of how important anyone thinks they are today or how well preserved those records will be. Then again - since it is so much easy to "predict" things that have already happened that things that have yet to happen - I would imagine that at some point in the future someone will place way to much importance on some trivial thing of today and completely misinterpret and blow it all out of proportion as well.
post #93 of 131
iPanel is a TERRIBLE name. Its not really reinventing the television if you categorize it as something totally unrelated like who came up with this? Regardless of how much more it does then a television the name Apple TV still seems more logical because whatever it is, is displayed on what would traditionally be known as a television.
post #94 of 131
I think it would tough for them to come with something better than TV - keep the part that everyone understands and is familiar with - but redefine who it is used.

I often think of my iPod as my person radio station without commercial interruption.

The TV can be effectively the same but for video content (although not necessarily restricted to video).

THey had better get on the ball though - my BluRay player already has direct access built in for Netflix, CinemaNow, Pandora, YouTube, and some other thing I can't recall the name of right now - and it was only $50 attached to the $200 32" LCD TV I bought at the same time for 9 months same as cash.
post #95 of 131
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iPanel is a TERRIBLE name. Its not really reinventing the television if you categorize it as something totally unrelated like who came up with this? Regardless of how much more it does then a television the name Apple TV still seems more logical because whatever it is, is displayed on what would traditionally be known as a television.

It's primary use will always be as a television, so it should be called iBoobTube.
post #96 of 131
I don't really care what they call it, but as others have said, why wouldn't it just be Apple TV? The current box could just become the Apple TV Classic.

And I hope it is somewhere between thirty and forty inches... those giant TV's are obnoxious.
post #97 of 131
I think this picture of a TV is much too limited : the reason why there are no great TV's produced is because engineers tend to think the wrong way. They think in terms of functionality not in terms of "systems". Apple is the only company I know that understand systems theory. Designing stuff in terms of how it works with the rest of world around it.
When we only think narrowly we end up with lots of little boxes that have a hard time doing much of anything, except the simple task they are designed for. Roku this and so on. Another box with wires and a control (to lose) to complicate my life - ugh.


Lets assume that this is going to be a kind of central control unit for a home. Apple has recently (last 10 years) been taking components as they get small enough and at cheap enough price and integrating them into fully functioning easy to use devices. It has done this with firstly the iPod, then the iPhone, then from these made the apple TV box and iPad and is now integrating relevent feaure back in to the iMac and Macbooks. Wouldn't it make sense to now to integrate the best tech they have i.e Siri, touch, iOS5, itunes and their cloud farm to come up with a revolutionaty big screen product that acts as the console for the house not just a boring TV display.

If Apple gets this right and it is really easy to use. OMG

Imagine how useful it would be to simply sit on the couch and use voice commands to control not only the TV channel line up , but also surfing the web, telling netflix which movie episode to watch, directions to a friends house, run any iOS app, answer the phone ,skype call, the list goes on and on. Sure I can do this by connecting my iPad to my current TV but its not intergrated and I have to use a hdmi input, it is so cumbersome. As much as I like my iPad its still needs a lot of work to make it a truely integrated device

I tell you if Apple has indeed cracked the ease of use to get all these things done (without the prehistoric hierachical menus) I can simply lie down on my couch without having to lift a finger to get the remote/phone/iPad/remote control - nothing. Then and only then will a computer be useful. All I want is to be able to walk into my sitting room and say "when the SF Giants game starts, show it, and then call my cell". Then I can tinker in the garage and the next time I walk into the house its playing. Give me that and I'll buy it.

What I want is to not to be forced to do so many tasks manually. I'm not interested in fiddling with lots of unintegrated boxes trying to stream movies, pics, and so on from device to my main display and back one to another. that SUCKS. I'm not interested in navigating some sucky GUI going down several levels of menus simply to change one setting to get something to work (All those brain dead windows and Android OS's). I want it to make my life easier not more complicatred. OH and when I'm bored watching thats baseball game all I have to do is say "Turn off and secure house" and the house is in its "I'm away" mode which means the lights are switched on and off at night and security is armed 30 seconds after I lock the front door. OH and its all disarmed because it recognises my voice when I return. oh and when i say "Show the photos I just took" the TV is intelligent enough to only display the ones I shot since I left!

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post #98 of 131
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Originally Posted by openminded View Post

Whatever tv Apple decides to bring out, it will be overpriced, as per the usual Apple BS, and there will be MUCH BETTER products out there from competitors. But the fanboys will be sucked in by al the hype and show off how cool their new toy is to all of their friends.

So true. Look at what happened when the iPhone came out: it was overpriced BS that couldn't compete with the MUCH BETTER products like the Palm Trēo and the Windows Mobile 6 phones. Motorola, Nokia and RIM sent Apple packing with its tail between its legs haha! Steve Ballmer chortled rightly over the iPhone, that overpriced BS. We all know only fanboys buy Apple products to show off their new toys to all of their friends because of all the hype. Motorola would never hype their hardware with talk of gigahertzes, megapixels, and gigabytes, because non-fanboys never show off their 4.85" SUPER OMG PENTILE HD AMOLED screens to their friends.

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post #99 of 131
I've said it before, I'll say it again: iDisplay.

After all, I was right about iPad back in 2003: http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/commen..._ipad_in_2003/



Let's see if I can repeat history.

Or possibly iView.

Maybe even iLife (I know, I know) but think about it: it would make sense for an Apple hardware product that would display everything that can be created using Apple's software suite of the same name and be used for so much more. Afterall, Apple's not going to sue themselves and the cross-marketing potential across product lines is huge, from iDevices to Macs to this, and all are capable of creating and/or viewing iLife content.

Apple's iLife display.... I like it!

I was telling a friend of mine approximately 3 years ago about how I had stopped distinguishing between "TV" and "computer monitor" back in '06 when I worked at CompUSA and started seeing more and more monitors come in with tv inputs and vice versa. I knew the convergence between the two was inevitable so I just started referring to them all as "displays" because that's what they all do.

So iDisplay, iView/iVision (not leaning towards those because they're somewhat limiting in what this thing will be able to do, meaning more than just seeing stuff), or iLife (I'm kind of leaning more towards that now for several reasons).

Oh well, we'll know in a few months and "see" in just a few more.

Of course there's always "iHal"... but something tells me that that wouldn't end well.
post #100 of 131
Another vote for iVision (at least over the other names thrown around).

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I thought iVision too...

Just as Apple's telephone is the iPhone, their television would be the iVision!

...although the iPad isn't a telepad... that would be awesome
post #101 of 131
Where's iCarStereo?
post #102 of 131
I'd bet a dollar that if the Apple television set isn't just called "Apple TV," its name will have just two syllables. "iMac," "iPod," "iPhone," and "iPad" all have just two syllables. The new television, if and when it appears, should also have two-syllable name starting with 'i'.

How about "iView," or "iLook," or "iScreen"? Are all those taken (by anyone big enough to not be bought off)?

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post #103 of 131
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Originally Posted by Patranus View Post

How about Apple TV?

Don't need to reinvent the wheel.

I'd guess it's 50/50: either "Apple TV" or "iX" where X is some one-syllable word.

Then again, the thing is going be more than "just a TV" so "Apple TV" may not cut it.
How about "iThing"? Or "iNode" in homage to iOS' UNIX origins...

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post #104 of 131
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IF this Peter Misek guy works for an investment company wouldn't making the statement that Apple stock will reach $800 and tack that onto a new Apple TV or Panel rumor be a little questionable. Is he trying to influence the stock price?

AI flipped the story in their title:
"Analyst Peter Misek with Jefferies upped his price target for AAPL stock on Thursday to $800 on the prospect of a television set from Apple."

He used the television launch as the foundation for his estimation of his analysis of the future stock price. The prospect of a television influenced his analysis as a positive price input.
post #105 of 131
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

Unless it is also a multi-touch screen, "iPanel" would be a rather bad name IMO.

All the uses he lists are "screen" uses. "Panels" can traditionally be control panels as well.

But what if it is? Like a control panel for everything in the house?
TV, Security, HVAC, Lighting, etc

I'm just thinking a bit beyond the dumb-box television. What if the iPanel can see who is watching and tune the availability of applications, shows, etc based on who is sitting in front of it? (As creepy as this sounds.)
post #106 of 131
Nobody wants a fucking apple television. I can pick one up for dirt cheap and plug my AppleTV into it. Better yet, for those of us who are way beyond tv, into giant projection home theaters. Televisions are so yesterday.

All those parts being shipped are just for updated cinema displays, prolly with hdmi inputs. So anyone who really wants a television with an Apple logo on it can get one of those and an AppleTV.

Enough already.
post #107 of 131
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Originally Posted by matrix07 View Post

What????
It's so obvious it'll be called iBoard.

iCaramba!
post #108 of 131
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Originally Posted by robogobo View Post

Nobody wants a fucking apple television. I can pick one up for dirt cheap and plug my AppleTV into it. Better yet, for those of us who are way beyond tv, into giant projection home theaters. Televisions are so yesterday.

All those parts being shipped are just for updated cinema displays, prolly with hdmi inputs. So anyone who really wants a television with an Apple logo on it can get one of those and an AppleTV.

Enough already.

Pre-launch: "Nobody wants a fucking Apple (whatever)."

Post-launch: "Everybody wants a fucking Apple (whatever)."

IPod 2001, IPhone 2007, iPad 2010, MacBook Air 2011... they're all failing!!!

So will iDisplay/iView/iLife (whatever it's called) 2012, right? Riiiiiigggghhhhht.

Apple's the first company in HISTORY to be worth more than half a TRILLION dollars and many are already outlooking it being the first to break that trillion dollar milestone in just a few years as well as targeting it's stock at near $1000 within that same time frame. Apple has done all this while having only a relatively small portfolio of higher quality, streamlined/seamlessly integrated, intuitive and overall more efficient products as opposed to tons of dirt cheap crap being made by dirt cheap crap companies.

Many don't care about "dirt cheap" crap that ends up costing more in the long run and being less desirable because it's dirt cheap crap, either in terms of the actual materials, manufacturing, software, lack of user friendliness, but usually a combination of all of those... see windows computers.

Apple is BY FAR the most valuable technology company in the WORLD and in HISTORY because they have always understood that.

YOU should too.

"I'm not responsible for other peoples lack of foresight, much less their ignorance." - ME, 2001 (foresseing Apple's technology industry dominance within 10 years AND entry into the home entertainment market - replacing SONY - by 2012).
post #109 of 131
iHome

Originally Posted by Rickers - 2014

Cook & Co will bury Apple.  They can only ride Steve's ghost for so long.  Steve == Apple and Apple == Steve.  

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post #110 of 131
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iHome

Nope.

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post #111 of 131
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Originally Posted by openminded View Post

Whatever tv Apple decides to bring out, it will be overpriced, as per the usual Apple BS, and there will be MUCH BETTER products out there from competitors. But the fanboys will be sucked in by al the hype and show off how cool their new toy is to all of their friends.

Thanks for the insight, Mr Openminded.
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post #112 of 131
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Thanks for the insight, Mr Openminded.

HA!

Mr. "Openminded" clearly does not comprehend the meaning of the word "ironic".

Dear Mr. Openminded - it's the security/reliability/stability of the OS, the seamless integration of that OS with hardware, and the seamless integration of that hardware with other hardware running either the same or a compatabile OS, that causes the Apple "HALO" effect.

NO OTHER COMPANY OFFERS THAT.

Remember it. Write it down. Take a picture. I don't give a f*ck.
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HA!

Mr. "Openminded" clearly does not comprehend the meaning of the word "ironic".

Dear Mr. Openminded - it's the security/reliability/stability of the OS, the seamless integration of that OS with hardware, and the seamless integration of that hardware with other hardware running either the same or a compatabile OS, that causes the Apple "HALO" effect.

NO OTHER COMPANY OFFERS THAT.

Remember it. Write it down. Take a picture. I don't give a f*ck.

Clearly you give a damn, or you wouldn't have invested all these words, poorly written as they are
post #114 of 131
I like "iView" or "iVision"
post #115 of 131
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Originally Posted by robogobo View Post

Nobody wants a fucking apple television. I can pick one up for dirt cheap and plug my AppleTV into it. Better yet, for those of us who are way beyond tv, into giant projection home theaters. Televisions are so yesterday.

All those parts being shipped are just for updated cinema displays, prolly with hdmi inputs. So anyone who really wants a television with an Apple logo on it can get one of those and an AppleTV.

Enough already.

well, never underestimate Apple fan's loyalty. I remember back in early 2000's, when LG supplied the same exact 19" flat panels under different name brand for Dell and Apple. Dell's was selling for $399 while Apple's at $900 - and it was selling like hotcakes.

Apple's TV doesn't have to be *better* or *innovative*... Apple just needs a good ad campaign..

On an unrelated note, I'm selling all my apple shares (100), the day Apple officially announces iPanel, or Apple TV panel (iVietnam).
post #116 of 131
Misek should just stick to being head cheerleader and not delve into creative development, branding and marketing. Apple is not stupid like a panel. Apple is making the next best TV that does more than even the best new internet TVs.

Here is just a sampling of why Apple (one of the most intelligent companies in the world) wouldn't think about naming their next generation TV (that's what it is folks!), anything but the iTV.

1. Apple has the wherewithal to procure the name iTV from any entity. Why wouldnt iTV Plc want to have their name associated with one of the best company in the world? Imagine the deals and growth they would experience as a result. Plus, it's obvious that they are already in Apple's camp when they let their US trademark go abandonded recently as well as not even admitting they won't vigorously defend their name.... Wake up Misek, that deal has been done already. So relax, this obvious PR job won't affect the negotiations and price now for iTV, and his stock guesses won't be affected either.


2. iTV is currently an intuitively recognizable brand name widely associated with Apple already that can drive Apples revenue growth immediately and well into the future. Introducing a new brand name of that magnitude would take a vast amount of resources (probably close to $1B) as well as impacting the products critical time to market.

3. Apple does not want the name iTV to become generic because it would spawn a dizzying array of copycats and water down the brand (and Apples existing brands!), which would greatly affect their future earnings. Many competitors are lining up to tap into to the TV Everywhere, or Content Everywhere models and content delivery market currently being touted. Those competitors would enjoy the instant brand recognition that an iTV name would garner.

4. Apples millions of ardent followers and customers covet the iTV name/brand. It would be a public relations nightmare if the device wasnt identified with the widely expected logical name and the name that is currently being bantered about.

5. Steve Jobs legacy, and the name he touted, the iTV, would be fulfilled.

This is becoming old news. There have been thousands of dumb as a panel names like the iPanel that have been floated since the introduction of the Apple TV set top box device. Good thing Apple isn't dumb; they know you have been (even in this article), and already are, calling their new device the iTV, and so will they.
post #117 of 131
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Here is just a sampling of why Apple (one of the most intelligent companies in the world) wouldn't think about naming their next generation TV (that's what it is folks!), anything but the iTV.

Here's a sampling of why they wouldn't:

Britain.

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2. iTV is currently an intuitively recognizable brand name widely associated with Apple

Er, how?

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3. Apple does not want the name iTV to become generic

Been owned by a British company for decades. The amount of money it would take to change people's minds about what they think when "iTV" comes up is far greater than establishing a brand new name.

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4. Apples millions of ardent followers and customers covet the iTV name/brand.

Well, I don't. So that's millions-1, at least.

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It would be a public relations nightmare if the device wasnt identified with the widely expected logical name and the name that is currently being bantered about.

iSlate. iTab. iTablet. Slate. MacTab. And that's just for the iPad. People got over it. And we don't "expect" iTV as its name, really. I don't expect a TV at all.

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5. Steve Jobs legacy, and the name he touted, the iTV, would be fulfilled.

Now you're reaching.

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Good thing Apple isn't dumb; they know you have been (even in this article), and already are, calling their new device the iTV, and so will they.

This was said before the iPad's launch. Just replace "are" with "aren't" and "iTV" with "iPad".

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post #118 of 131
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Originally Posted by anwerman View Post

The center of of your digital hub including all home entertainment. The only name that makes sense:

iControl

Is that a joke? Not only is that not the only name that makes sense, it's not even a name that makes sense.

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post #119 of 131
My money is on iView
post #120 of 131
I've said it before and I'll say it again.

The Apple Television.

Never abbreviated.

The ad campaign can be...

Introducing the Television. (long pause) By Apple.
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