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01-24-2010, 02:21 PM #1
Apple's Fight For "iPad" Rages On
If anything is more frustrating than our wait for the iPad's release, it must be Apple's struggle to secure a trademark that is believed to carry the name of the long awaited tablet, which is expected to be formally unveiled this week. According to PC World this morning:
Whilst a company called Slate Computing -- thought to be a front company for Apple -- registered the iPad trademark in Canada, Europe and Hong Kong in July last year, Fujitsu still owns the iPad trademark for handheld computing in the U.S., although appeared less than committed to keeping it.
Apple has now filed three petitions to extend the deadline to February 28 to take the name away from Fujitsu. Apple has until that date to submit evidence it is the rightful owner of the iPad trademark.
Incredibly (although I find this difficult to believe), some analysts believe that Apple may not have yet officially decided on the tablet's name. If legal wrangling over the next 48 hours fails to secure the "iPad" name for Apple, the company could resort to "iSlate" or "iTablet" as the device's name for the big reveal on Wednesday.
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01-24-2010, 02:33 PM #2
I don't like any of those names, i think Apple would pick a name more like Mac Touch or maybe MacPad
iSlate, iTablet, and iPad sound un-apple-esque
01-24-2010, 02:43 PM #3
it will be called the iEXist of coursekillall Terminal
01-24-2010, 02:48 PM #4
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It should be called "iDontgivashit"!
01-24-2010, 03:07 PM #5
01-24-2010, 03:20 PM #6
ibook or macbook touchName? whereswaldo
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01-24-2010, 03:46 PM #7
01-24-2010, 07:28 PM #8
I like the MacPad name. It sounds Apple-ish.
01-24-2010, 09:19 PM #9
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01-24-2010, 09:43 PM #10
haha really iPod touch shouldn't be called itouch but veryone called them that
01-24-2010, 10:43 PM #11
hmmm I think they do not want iTouch because since it is not a phone to call others, it become iTouchmyself.
01-25-2010, 12:40 AM #12
iSlate, youSlate, WeAllSlate....
See definition 8 at Slate Definition | Definition of Slate at Dictionary.com
I think that one could be a mistake.
01-25-2010, 07:26 AM #13
MacBook Touch would be cool name if it runs full SL, which I doubt.
MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Touch?
01-25-2010, 09:35 AM #14
I believe iSlate sounds like a winner. Really speaks volumes of the size, shape, and even has that timeless appeal to it.
iPad sounds too close to iPod. Apple is going to keep the "i" prefix and not the "Mac" one because they want to appeal to the iPod crowd, a bigger demographic than the mac crowd. And besides, they already have the mac crowd drooling over this still-mythical device.
01-25-2010, 12:45 PM #15
iPad sounds like a hick saying iPod
"hey ma! check out this here ipad i gots from the rich kid"So I prison break my phone and use Chlamydia to install un-padlocked applications, then I somehow use a Snowboard to change the way my African Safari looks?
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01-25-2010, 04:38 PM #16
01-26-2010, 09:08 AM #17
iPad is a horrible name but I'm sure it will fit the poor excuse for a tablet computer that they announce as well..... No Photoshop.... No Dice.(Also No USB ports...WTF???) I save money and buy a kindle or an Etch-a-sketch.
01-26-2010, 11:37 AM #18
No Photoshop? No USB?
It hasn't been announced yet - where do you get your information?