Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). New Names for PowerMacs? - Future Apple Hardware Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In New Names for PowerMacs? matty8r Posted: July 24, 2002 4:17PM in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014 Pure speculation here, but does anyone think that Apple will make a convention out of the XServe name, and rebrand the PowerMac as the XMac? «123»Comments Reply 1 of 45 agent cooper Posts: 157member July 24, 2002 4:19PM Nah.... Reply 2 of 45 br Posts: 8,395member July 24, 2002 4:21PM [quote]Originally posted by Matty8r:<strong>Pure speculation here, but does anyone think that Apple will make a convention out of the XServe name, and rebrand the PowerMac as the XMac?</strong><hr></blockquote>Sounds good to me. I doubt it but sure I'll take an xMac. Reply 3 of 45 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member July 24, 2002 4:23PM it has to be the Scottyso that we can regularly shout (all together now)"Damnit Scotty, I need more power!" <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> Reply 4 of 45 matty8r Posts: 8member July 24, 2002 4:24PM I mean why call the xServe xServe? Why not PowerServe? the "X" in the name indicates the platform to me, and the plaform is quickly becoming X. So maybe we'll see the XMac and soon the XBook, when the new dual processor powerbooks come to light. Reply 5 of 45 masker Posts: 451member July 24, 2002 4:27PM I've got it... the "Xbox!"no wait.. that's taken.MSKR Reply 6 of 45 cinder Posts: 381member July 24, 2002 5:15PM Hi Ho Silver! Reply 7 of 45 addison Posts: 1,185member July 24, 2002 5:19PM XtreamorSuperMac Reply 8 of 45 lemon bon bon Posts: 2,383member July 24, 2002 5:31PM 'PriceyMac'.er...'Powercrap'.'Pro'(honest)Mac.'"$$$$Mac""Fist load of Dollars Mac"er..."G4*4=Dual Athlon Mac""powerMac""Cyclops" (half the 'processing' power of competitive systems costing half as much...and Apple RDF zealots can't spot this thus one eye wide firmly shut...)'OldMac' (Your trusty 'old tech' Tech' buddy TM ting!)'CycleMac' ( or 'Pedal Power Mac' due to lengthy and protracted 9 month product refreshes...)'MB (Moore Buster) G4' (...explain?)Or my favourite...'POWERMAC G5'.Lemon Bon Bon Reply 9 of 45 aris Posts: 65member July 24, 2002 5:47PM i highly doubt they will change the name of their current line of products. that be like SJ saying "we've done this Macintosh thing long enough, lets move onto the next apple on the list. how about GRANNY SMITH!!" i think they named it Xserve cause they needed a name and it sounds better than Iserve Reply 10 of 45 da sinister Posts: 44member July 24, 2002 7:26PM HAL Reply 11 of 45 groverat Posts: 10,872member July 24, 2002 7:27PM How about "Really Freakin' UglyMac"or"So Ugly We'll Sue If You Show ItMac"? Reply 12 of 45 drewprops Posts: 2,321member July 24, 2002 8:05PM It's interesting how our dissatisfaction has escalated regarding the innards of the pro line. I'm just as pessimistic as the next knothead on this board nowadays.When the company finally does release updated pro machines they may indeed go for a branding change on the units just to distance them from the slow-to-change line that has ruled for the past three years.I can't see them getting the little letter "i" prefixes, nor does the letter "x" have the market power it did about two years ago (the "X Generation" is SO last century's news).A competent name, perhaps even a CODE name might become the official moniker. Look at JAGUAR. It was a code name that became a marketing tool, going so far as to become a pattern on the website and on the CD with the operating system onboard.Consider the possibility that the next MAJOR rev might get a code name........Just consider.D Reply 13 of 45 junkyard dawg Posts: 2,801member July 24, 2002 8:26PM Maybe a new name when the G5 is here, but "Powermac" has worked for so long, that I see Apple holding on to it because of the brand recognition. Just like they have with "iMac". So I'm thinking, any change will be along the lines of, "Powermac G5". Not original, but then companies are rarely original with names...once they've established brand recognition, they like to keep it, unless they want people to forget something about the old product. But Powermacs have a good reputation so I see their names remaining. Reply 14 of 45 bobthetomato Posts: 665member July 24, 2002 9:59PM BHAMac? Reply 15 of 45 shetline Posts: 4,695member July 24, 2002 11:16PM Binky the Wonder Dog Reply 16 of 45 curiousuburb Posts: 3,325member July 24, 2002 11:17PM [quote]Originally posted by BobtheTomato:<strong>BHAMac?</strong><hr></blockquote><a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=1&t=002019" target="_blank">read this thread?</a> <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> Reply 17 of 45 blizaine Posts: 239member July 24, 2002 11:27PM How about: "I wish Intel headquarters would explode and the R&D for their Q4 release of the P4 at 3Ghz would go up in flames - Mac" ??Sorry <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> just a little bitter.... Reply 18 of 45 tulkas Posts: 3,756member July 25, 2002 12:17AM Well, if Moto drops the ball again and the G5 is an underpowered dog or delayed, perhaps Apple should call it the BOHICA Mac - Bend Over Here It Comes Again, Mac. But, to think up names I think would actually make sense: PowerMacX G5, PowerMac G5X, POWERMac G5 (if IBM supplied POWER.....) Reply 19 of 45 derrick 61 Posts: 178member July 25, 2002 12:38AM Dangit! How do I insert an image that is on my HDD?![ 07-25-2002: Message edited by: Derrick 61 ]</p> Reply 20 of 45 roonster Posts: 57member July 25, 2002 2:44AM UnderpowerMac «123» Sign In or Register to comment.