Jason Snell: iPhone, iTV, and Household Names

Jason Snell:

So let me get this straight. Apple has never, ever even admitted that this product might one day exist. Cisco’s owned the trademark on “iPhone” for ten years. And frankly, the whole i-Everything thing is getting a bit tired. So does anyone reasonably think that Apple was truly planning on calling their phone the iPhone? The only people who should be disappointed are the people who have been throwing around the word iPhone as if it were a real product name, which it never was.

I agree with Snell that if there’s an obvious name Apple might actually use for a phone, it’s “iPod Phone”, or “iPod something”. I still hear people at the mall calling the Apple store “the iPod store”.

Wednesday, 27 December 2006