Wow. Naseem Javed seems quite passionate about his aversion to the iPhone brand name.
The Story When Apple unveiled its iPod digital music player back in October 2001, I dismissed it as a parity product . I already owned the Cowon iAUDIO CW100 MP3 player, loaded with my favorite tunes. There was Apple, generating great hype over the iPod as if it were a breakthrough product. The idea of a portable digital music player was nothing new. The first mass-produced MP3 players came out in 1998. In late 2001, the concept may have been new to a lot of Apple customers, but it wasn't new to me. I proudly showed my MP3 player to friends when they gushed about the iPod. Thus Apple's iPod was not an innovative product in and of itself. Years later, however, I realized the significance of ecosystem of which the iPod was a part. Apple had released iTunes (with technology purchased from SoundJam MP ) and created the iTunes Store for finding and downloading music. Unlike Napster , it was a safe and legal way of distributing and acquiring music. The prior way of playing
iPhone, xTreme, eNewsletter, zDrive = dull
iTalk = better, but still too dull.
iOrb = better, but not the right word.
You get the idea. Naming of a device is the opportunity to connect with, and excite your audience. Apple is better than this, and iPhone is a name that MS would have presented (because I'm sure phone.net won't take off).