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  • Reply 101 of 122
    You guys are gettin all crazy about this. There's no need for a ton of details in the name itself. Apple lives for brand identity - any add ons to the PowerMac name dilutes this.



    Remember this is the same company that doesn't even bother to put a name on the front of its own retail stores. Simple, simple, simple.
  • Reply 102 of 122
    macgregormacgregor Posts: 1,434member
    I think they should still keep the PowerMac moniker. "PowerMac" is part of the culture, just like "Mac" has become. However there should be another word, not number to define 64 bit processing, like "Vector" or "Extreme" or "Huge Intake Vents-zilla." The 970 doesn't work.



    None of those are any good, but the idea is to make PowerMac the Pro line designation; "Vector" the chip class designation, and any numbering system should refer only to cpu speed. The idea is that the chip and mobo will be given some kind of name, other than 970, that we haven't heard about yet, just like Altavec, etc.



    I think PowerMac Pro or PowerMac Q are alright. With a cool look and a cool commercial you could put any letter after 'powermac' and make it a household name.



    PS I like the simplicity of M1 but not "X" for obvious OS and XBox reasons.



    Long shot....PowerMac G64.
  • Reply 103 of 122
    cindercinder Posts: 381member
    It's always very dangerous changing a long standing product name.



    I would probably place my bets on something like xStation before anything else . . .



    but I would have to say that they'll probably just call it a PowerMac G5.



    =/



    Other ideas:

    xMac

    ProMac
  • Reply 104 of 122
    fred_ljfred_lj Posts: 607member
    CosmoNut:
    Quote:

    Well, they did that with the Powerbook, and none of the other computers have anything other than ___Mac or ___Book in their names, so that's very possible.



    Und dann....



    eMac

    iMac

    iBook

    Powerbook

    Power Mac

    XServe



    The PowerBook's still have the G4 tagged to them ; Apple just simplified the Pismos to a "PowerBook" name because so many G3 PowerBook models were floating around in the mac market at once.



    Regarding the PowerMac though, I would like it to go back to basics. We had the Macintosh II, which was an ultra-powered machine for the time. What if Apple dropped "Power" and went with the Macintosh III?



    Yeah, and then we have a problem with the portable line...the PortaMacintosh III?



  • Reply 105 of 122
    hypoluxahypoluxa Posts: 694member
    I think they should just stick with there guns and call it the G5, I mean why the hell not, its a new processor just like the last one was from the G3. the i and x names are waaaaaay overused anyhow...just look at what Microsoft XP did and ripped off the X name and a glossy UI like OSX... what the hell does XP stand for anyway? man I hate Windows....and how it rules the computer OS market Ill never understand it...
  • Reply 106 of 122
    Quote:

    Originally posted by robster

    Don't knock it though....M for Macintosh....



    I was also thinking M from IBM, and the BMW M series of high performance cars.



    X is in serious risk of being overdone.
  • Reply 107 of 122
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Gamblor

    I beg to differ-- mention "970" in any conversation about processors and people know exactly what you're talking about. It's come to be a moniker akin to G3 & G4... Besides, "IBM's new PPC processor derived from the Power4" just doesn't have the same ring.



    Ask my sister if a PPC970 is better than an MPC7455. Now ask her if 64-bit CPUs are better than 32-bit CPUs.



    You say you want a single name that can encompass several processor revisions. Why not just expand it a little more to the 64-bit desktop revolution?
  • Reply 108 of 122
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Ran som ideas trough the iVisualizer?:







    What do you folks think?
  • Reply 109 of 122
    charlesscharless Posts: 301member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NETROMac

    What do you folks think?



    I think I can't see your image, because I'm not a Spymac member. \
  • Reply 110 of 122
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by CharlesS

    I think I can't see your image, because I'm not a Spymac member. \



    Link
  • Reply 111 of 122
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NETROMac

    Ran som ideas trough the iVisualizer?:







    What do you folks think?




    P e r f o r m a 6 2 1 4 C D what?
  • Reply 112 of 122
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Eugene

    P e r f o r m a 6 2 1 4 C D what?



    Ok. It's a bit crowded, but at least I got both the 64 bit thingy and the processor into the name
  • Reply 113 of 122
    tiktik Posts: 57member
    New, revolutionary OS.



    A jump into 64 bit computing.



    An exciting new processor (or two, I love dualies!).



    How about the Neo Mac?
  • Reply 114 of 122
    rhumgodrhumgod Posts: 1,289member
    How about just Macintosh like it used to be? Apple presents the Macintosh
  • Reply 115 of 122
    Quote:

    PowerMac X1 is about the best name I can think of.



    I'm thinking of the old time radio show X-1



    EKS!! Eks eks

    MINUS!! Minus minus

    ONE!! One one





    PowerMac X-1 gets my vote.



    ~elmlish~
  • Reply 116 of 122
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by elmlish

    I'm thinking of the old time radio show X-1



    EKS!! Eks eks

    MINUS!! Minus minus

    ONE!! One one





    PowerMac X-1 gets my vote.



    ~elmlish~




    Would be easier just calling it NINE then, wouldn't it?
  • Reply 117 of 122
    frykefryke Posts: 217member
    If they get an Xserve look, Xstation or Xdesk would make sense.

    Just calling it 'PowerMac' would be okay, but it wouldn't create buzzword-compatibility. The crowd needs a name, I think, and it should be a new one.



    Simplicity is king, thus:



    Long Name: Apple PowerMacintosh G5

    Short Name: PowerMac G5

    Nick: G5



    It's a new generation of PowerMac after all, even if the 970 is derived from a fourth generation IBM Power processor.
  • Reply 118 of 122
    k_munick_munic Posts: 357member
    we all talk 'bout the next generation of powermacs - how bout



    powermac next gen



    or, in short



    neXt ??? ;-)



    think, the owner of the © has no problems with that



    APPLE next

    MacIntosh next

    PowerMac nXt



    ok, marketing dept - your job!!
  • Reply 119 of 122
    netromacnetromac Posts: 863member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by k_munic

    we all talk 'bout the next generation of powermacs - how bout



    powermac next gen



    or, in short



    neXt ??? ;-)



    think, the owner of the © has no problems with that



    APPLE next

    MacIntosh next

    PowerMac nXt



    ok, marketing dept - your job!!




    In short: NO!
  • Reply 120 of 122
    k_munick_munic Posts: 357member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by NETROMac

    In short: NO!



    you mean NO like in "no, never ever!!!" ? ;-)



    have you seen my posting a lil' above? 4 x 4 x 4 = 64?



    i can top your "NO!":



    next gen apple is a CUBE called NEXT!





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