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Apple TV poll ends, Apple Tablet name poll begins

With over 2,700 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“Would a $30 monthly iTunes TV subscription service be enough to make you buy an Apple TV?”—has ended. Readers had positive options for indicating that they would consider purchasing an Apple TV if iTunes introduced a TV subscription service that included all or most of the shows that viewers enjoy watching, or if Apple changed the Apple TV hardware or pricing. Alternatively, readers could indicate that they would not be interested in purchasing an Apple TV even with these improvements, or that they already owned Apple TV hardware.

Interestingly, a 48% plurality of respondents indicated that a $30 iTunes TV subscription service would not be enough to convince them to purchase an Apple TV, while 22% of respondents indicated that they would purchase an Apple TV if the subscription service included all of the shows they enjoyed watching and only 8% would purchase it if they could only get most of their favorite shows. By comparison, 7% indicated that they would only consider purchasing an Apple TV if Apple increased the storage capacity or lowered the price, and 14% of respondents indicated that they already own an Apple TV unit. Thanks for all your votes!

In our new poll, we ask what you think Apple should name its upcoming tablet device, assuming that it’s going to be iPhone OS-based. Several names have been tossed around over the past few months, and we’re wondering which one you think is the best or most likely name for the upcoming device? iTablet, iBook, iPad, iPod touch XL, iSlate or something else entirely? Our new poll, “What should Apple name its upcoming tablet device?” lets you answer that question. If you have a preference that’s not amongst the listed choices, vote as such, and post it in the comments of this article. As always, you can find the iLounge Poll in the left-hand column of the main homepage. Cast your vote today!

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I vote for the name suggested by Delicious Monster’s Wil Shipley: Apple + Tablet = “Applet”.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on December 3, 2009 at 12:22 PM (CST)


The iThis and iThat moniker has run its course. 

It’s time for Apple to come up with something new—obviously an everyday word that can they take (i.e., pod) and trademark and copyright it to death, suing anyone else use that might already being using such a name. 

After all, isn’t that the Apple way?

Posted by zyzyzyzyzyzyx on December 3, 2009 at 12:31 PM (CST)


I agree that the “i” prefix has run its course, but remember that not all of Apple’s products use it, so there’s no reason to believe that the Tablet will. In fact, with the notable exception of the original iDevice (iMac), none of their products running Mac OS X use it (Macbook, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, Apple TV).

If this tablet indeed runs OS X, especially if the UI resembles Snow Leopard, I think a good name would be something like “Mac Slate” or “Mac Touch”, the latter in keeping with the naming begun with the iPod Touch.

Posted by Jason on December 3, 2009 at 12:53 PM (CST)


Apple have or are in the process of buying the “Mac tablet” name from axiotron so its possible it wont be anything “i” related.

Posted by johnathan on December 3, 2009 at 12:54 PM (CST)



That’s right. Of their hardware products, only three (iMac, iPod, and iPhone) use the i moniker. More don’t use it.

Posted by Jason on December 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM (CST)


The iTab

Posted by Joe on December 3, 2009 at 1:03 PM (CST)


Could this be the MacBook Nano that so many people want?  I think such a moniker would fit better in the line…

Posted by Josh Calvetti on December 3, 2009 at 1:03 PM (CST)


Sorry, JonnyOneNote, Right now, I disagree with you about the iName thing.  iWhatever is the product line
name, so if it uses an OS like the iPod Touch or iPhone, the iMoniker is appropriate. I agree that at some point, the names will need to change tho.
It is with that in mind that I name the tablet the

Posted by jakewoodblues on December 3, 2009 at 1:10 PM (CST)


Resurrect the MessagePad !

Posted by Todd Bernhard on December 3, 2009 at 1:16 PM (CST)


Too many iThings already. They should call it the Apple Newton.

Posted by brted on December 3, 2009 at 1:19 PM (CST)


iBook has been used. Still have a working one myself.

Posted by Christobel on December 3, 2009 at 1:35 PM (CST)


How about tApple

Posted by Dennis Esler on December 3, 2009 at 2:29 PM (CST)


Newton II

Posted by Keith NYC on December 3, 2009 at 2:30 PM (CST)



Posted by otaku on December 3, 2009 at 3:33 PM (CST)


i say it’ll be something with an ‘i’ moniker as it’ll be part of the personal devices.

my vote is the iView (or Mac View) because that’s what you’ll use it for; video, games, a 2 way camera or screen.

Posted by sean w on December 3, 2009 at 3:39 PM (CST)


Since the tablet conjures up images of books, knowledge, slates, etc. How about marketing the product as “iThink” to (a) be consistent with the OS on which it is based and (b) make it more than just a “book” or a “slate.” The marketing and ad campaigns associated with an iThink (showcasing its various applications) would be limitless—“iThink it’s a good idea!” Apple, if you like it, contact me. I’d love to work for you, Mr. Jobs.

Posted by Mitch on December 3, 2009 at 3:47 PM (CST)


I like the Apple Slate.
It sounds clean, fresh, and simple: so very very apple.

Posted by Dan on December 3, 2009 at 4:27 PM (CST)


Call it ‘Fred’.

Posted by Steve O'Sullivan on December 3, 2009 at 4:47 PM (CST)


Just ending the use of the “i” would be a really foolish move on Apple’s part.

iQuill, iWrite, iDraw.

Posted by iamshaun on December 3, 2009 at 5:05 PM (CST)


How about the ‘Big Mac’, oh hang on it’s been used….

I actually quite like the ‘Mac Touch’

Posted by Godfrem (uk) on December 3, 2009 at 5:12 PM (CST)

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