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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, December 3, 2009
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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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...or the ‘Apple Macintouch’

Posted by Godfrem (uk) on December 3, 2009 at 3:14 PM (PDT)



Posted by jeffharris on December 3, 2009 at 8:27 PM (PDT)



Posted by jeffharris on December 3, 2009 at 8:27 PM (PDT)


How about “the Lisa.”

Posted by Jimmby on December 3, 2009 at 8:48 PM (PDT)



Posted by mkcoo on December 4, 2009 at 1:19 AM (PDT)


I like Apple Slate.

Posted by Kurt on December 4, 2009 at 2:00 AM (PDT)


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 11:03 AM (PDT)


Posted by gonzalo on December 4, 2009 at 4:58 AM (PDT)



Posted by Glyn on December 4, 2009 at 5:50 AM (PDT)


How about “Cube 2” or “reNewton?”

If this thing actually exists, it has more of a chance of being Apple’s Zune rather than another iPhone style hit.

And speaking of IPhones, I’m using mine as a tablet right now.

Posted by Peter on December 4, 2009 at 6:20 AM (PDT)


Of course it should be Newton, or iNewton, slate would be ok.  Whoever came up with the awful MobileMe should not be allowed anywhere near this one.

Posted by hiRandy on December 4, 2009 at 7:07 PM (PDT)



Posted by solar on December 5, 2009 at 6:11 AM (PDT)


The Rumour

Posted by Blasto on December 5, 2009 at 8:22 AM (PDT)


What about the iSlab? maybe

Posted by kyle ringenberg on December 5, 2009 at 2:06 PM (PDT)


“Mac touch”


Posted by sb on December 5, 2009 at 8:23 PM (PDT)


Apple Tablet works. You know, when God wrote the 10 commandments down for Moses, he did it on a set of TABLETS wink as they are called by most. Funny how things eventually come full circle! (joke)

iPad sounds like something made by TAMPAX

iSlab is better but sounds bulky, heavy, large. i think that name is better reserved for an IBM Thinkpad. Those make good foundations for building large structures.

Mac Touch and iTouch are essentially street names for iPod touch.

if it is essentially a Tablet computer, then why call it a duck?

Posted by slop on December 6, 2009 at 5:18 PM (PDT)



Posted by OhSnap on December 6, 2009 at 7:27 PM (PDT)



it has the words
Tap - for touch
App - for the run away succesful App store
Apple - Well for kind of obvious reasons
Applet - Once again another word for small software

& all in all it sounds like a small tablet like device that is touch sensitive

Posted by Funky on December 7, 2009 at 12:21 AM (PDT)


Not that original, I guess, but if you compare how Apple names its Mac Books, I suggest iPod Pro.

Posted by Reinout Schotman on December 7, 2009 at 2:21 AM (PDT)


MacTouch FTW!

Posted by Olternaut on December 7, 2009 at 8:24 AM (PDT)



Posted by Chris on December 7, 2009 at 3:33 PM (PDT)

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