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Time to name Apple's new tablet

Now that Apple's tablet has been blessed by the media and is all but confirmed (better hurry up Apple, we're all waiting!) it's time to turn our attention to the name.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on

Now that Apple's tablet has been blessed by the media and is all but confirmed (better hurry up Apple, we're all waiting!) it's time to turn our attention to the name.

The popular consensus appears to be "iTablet" -- as horrible as that sounds -- but Snippits begs to differ.

When you consider the history of Apple's major "i" family of products, it is clear that a trend has been established. The table on the left is a list of all major Apple products with the "i" prefix. You can see that all of the names following the "i" have a single syllable. Some exceptions include iMovie and iPhoto but these are, of course, not major products.

Some of the other names believed to be in the running like iPad and iTab are equally horrible. And don't even get me started on some of the other names on Snippits' list (spoiler: "iReam," anyone?)

Isn't it time to dispense with the childish iEverything and start with a new naming convention? Anyone else with me that Apple's silly iNames sound more akin to "My First Computer" than anything a self-respecting professional would use?

Chime in with your suggested Apple tablet names in the TalkBack below (knowing full well that Apple may borrow your good idea).

My money's on "MacBook touch."

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