iPad:What’s In A Name?

by Maxi

The only thing I thought about the name iPad is that it sounds too much like iPod. Yet, when it comes to the name iPad we have a parting of the sexes. Men hear the name and instantly think of a feminine hygiene product … no so for women.

Apple plans to sell three iPad models, starting at $499, with built-in support for Wi-Fi wireless networking. Three additional models that can communicate over high-speed 3G wireless networks will go on sale later in April.

I remember seeing Steve Jobs on TV telling us about Apple’s new tablet. I was glad that he was okay, only he looked so thin. Anyway, some people made fun of the name. They said it conjured up images of…

Esther Dyson works in the computer industry and said the feminine hygiene reference to iPad wasn’t her first reaction. “I guess I have been i-conditioned by Apple.”

Jennifer Jones created a series of podcasts called “Marketing Voices” and didn’t think of the feminine side of it; says the iPad name “works as part of a product line.”

Next thing you know, the experts are saying the name has appeal and the jokes won’t stop anyone from buying the iPad. You know why? Because of the name. Now that’s ironic. Well, what do you think of when you hear the name Apple?

I don’t even own an Apple product, yet I know the name. I know about the iPod, iPhone and Mac; I hear about the quality. The iPad (AAPL) comes out tomorrow, April 3.

What about you ladies, what do you think of when you hear the name iPad?

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full


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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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