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The only reason I'd want to avoid a generic name is the PITA of searching for accessories online. I had a between-generations iPod with bad naming, and searching for accessories was a time-consuming pain. That's especially the case if the model is no longer the latest.
I don't care if they name a device by a bunch of random characters, whatever, but make it usable for a search, for the love of tech.
I don't like the generation naming scheme because if you don't follow a product, you have no idea what a generation product includes. I do like the simple product names, though...if they go to a naming scheme like what companies use for TV I would NEVER buy another Apple product (of course, there is NO chance of this happening). Still, this could have been done better. There never should have been an iPad 2, for example. iPad (2010, 2011, 2012 iterations) would have been fine. They could have simply printed the release year in small print on the back under "iPad".
The prob with naming models by year is the marketing hiccup of selling a device named IPad 2012 in January, February or March 2013. Makes it a harder psychological sell for some people if the name is from last year.
Also explain buying an iPad 2011 in August of 2012, or even January 2013. There is no win win in naming generation items. Even automobiles often need to be differentiated by VIN within model years.
Yes, you are indeed correct in that statement.Originally Posted by Kaykaykay
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I thought they did the same with the iPod. I can't remember it slowing the sales of those down much. I doubt it will have a negative effect here, either.