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I dont like that. I think they should keep Apple Computer because all their products are still computers.

Apple computer is also good because it reflects there past

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But all their products are not computers. The iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, and Airport are not computers. The new name just reflects Apples move into a more general consumer electronics company.

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Personally, I think Apple changing their name is odd. Steve Jobs was always bothered when asked too much about the iPod saying that Apple was a computer company first. It's weird for him to choose to drop "Computer" from the name. This tells me that Jobs has changed his mind (probably because of the iPhone) and may focus less on the computers. I doubt we'll see Apple Computers fade away, but we clearly will be seeing much more focus on other products.
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Oh quit complaining, you're still going to call it "Apple" anyway

And as Schweb said, it shows that Apple is moving more towards consumer electronics (which includes computer).

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But all their products are not computers. The iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, and Airport are not computers. The new name just reflects Apples move into a more general consumer electronics company.
They're all computers. They may not look like them, but they're all computers, with processing units and memory and software, every one of them.

I only wonder what this focus-shift means for the future of the Mac platform. I like the iPod and newer gadgets just fine, but my Mac is the only thing I depend on.
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They're all computers. They may not look like them, but they're all computers, with processing units and memory and software, every one of them.

I only wonder what this focus-shift means for the future of the Mac platform. I like the iPod and newer gadgets just fine, but my Mac is the only thing I depend on.
I am worrying about the same thing. My macs are all I have that keep me going, with school and work. I do ALL my work on them, if they start to not be as good because Apple is starting to focus on other things, I will not be happy.

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I view it as an admission that Apple is not "just" a computer company anymore. They have branched out into other devices, but each and every one of those devices is still designed to integrate seamlessly with a Mac. Sure they may work with Windows, but they work better with a Mac. It's a part of the draw. I'm already seeing people jumping on the Mac bandwagon because of the iPhone and it's not even available yet.


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I think it's a good thing.. it does more accurately describe what they do now, but it's going to be weird for awhile calling it Apple, Inc
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Apple are still a computer company first, but that doesn't mean that only build the computers themselves. I mean, what use is an iPod, airport extreme or appleTV if you don't use it _with_ a computer? They are devices intended to be use by and with a computer, and I would say the iPhone can be safely classified as a computer in its own right. Even the consumer electronics Apple make are designed to fit neatly within the world of Mac.

Note that I am using computer in the 'Personal Computer' meaning of the word. I know that they are all, technically, computing devices ;-)
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Another thing just came to mind, it seems very close (perhaps too close) to Apple Corps for my liking.

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I just hope they remember that computers is there past and that they continue to focus alot of there attention on computers, not ipods and other gadgets.

I would be mad if one day apple no longer made computers

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Evolution happens. With so many new products coming soon from Apple, the new name gives them and the public a clear image of where they have been and where they are heading. I find it kind of funny that people may be upset at them dropping "Computer" from their legal name.
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I just hope they remember that computers is there past and that they continue to focus alot of there attention on computers, not ipods and other gadgets.

I would be mad if one day apple no longer made computers
I wouldn't be worried about that. Since the iPod's creation in 2001 we have gotten

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PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)

2002
iBook (14.1")
iMac (Flat Panel)
Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002)
eMac
PowerBook G4 (DVI)
iBook (Mid 2002)
Xserve
iMac (17")
Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors)
iBook (Late 2002)
PowerBook G4 (1 GHz/867 MHz)

2003
Power Macintosh G4 (FireWire 800)
PowerBook G4 (12.1")
PowerBook G4 (17")
iMac (Early 2003)
Xserve (Cluster Node)
Xserve (Slot Load) / Xserve RAID
iBook (Early 2003)
iPod (Dock Connector)
eMac (ATI Graphics)
Power Macintosh G5
iMac (USB 2.0)
PowerBook G4 (12.1" DVI)
PowerBook G4 (15" FireWire 800)
PowerBook G4 (17" 1.33 GHz)
iBook G4

2004
iPod mini
Xserve G5
Xserve G5 (Cluster Node)
eMac (USB 2.0)
iBook G4 (Early 2004)
PowerBook G4 Family
Power Macintosh G5 (June 2004)
iPod (Click Wheel)
iMac G5
iBook G4 (Late 2004)
iPod (U2 Special Edition)
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2005
iPod shuffle
Mac mini
PowerBook G4 (1.5 - 1.67 GHz)
iPod mini (2nd gen)
Power Macintosh G5 (Early 2005)
eMac (2005)
iMac G5 (Ambient Light Sensor)
iPod (color U2 SE)
iPod (color)

iBook G4 (Mid 2005)
iPod nano
iMac G5 (iSight)
iPod (with video)
Power Macintosh G5 (Late 2005)
PowerBook G4 (Dual Layer SD)

2006
iMac (Early 2006)
MacBook Pro
Mac mini (Early 2006)
MacBook Pro (17-inch)
MacBook
iPod (with video, U2 SE)
iMac (Mid 2006)
Mac Pro
iMac (Late 2006)
iPod nano (Second Generation)
iPod shuffle (Second Generation)


Now thats a whole lot of stuff besides the iPod..and sales have been getting better every year, there is no reason why Apple would stop making computers

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