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Apple actually thought of naming the iPhone "Tripod" or "Telepod"

0. phoneArena 05 Mar 2013, 03:33 posted on

Back in 2007, Apple started a revolution in the mobile industry by introducing the iPhone. The popularity of this new product grew rapidly and in only a matter of months it seemed as if everyone and their grandma was well familiar with the iPhone name. However, it has been revealed that Apple had a number of other monikers that could have ended up being used for the device...

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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:37 14

1. lyndon420 (Posts: 1786; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


This won't help the stock plunge sorry. They still suck.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:43 12

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1538; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


TriPod? More like TriFlop

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 06:00 4

16. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


and teleflop also....................

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 06:27

17. neurobiologist (Posts: 85; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Trichomonas :-D

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 09:17

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Or "Omni-patent"

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:45 3

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Good they didn't else all photographers would have been sued to death for using "Tripod" Really apple seems desperate now that S4 release date is nearing :D

Oh and basically they stole (Apple's forte) the name iPHONE :D

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:04 2

5. nikenturd (unregistered)


They will try to lure as much potential buyers as they can before the S4 release...I sense desperation

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:08

6. dwgit (Posts: 37; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Once s4 comes out watch out law suits typical icrap

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 03:54 5

4. nikenturd (unregistered)


Apple hitting the panic button with these avalanche of payola articles lately....

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:13

7. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


hahaha i have a tripod 4

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:16 3

9. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Can you imagine that? Tripod 4, Tripod 4S, Tripod Math... Tripod 3 would sound hopelessly funny.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:13 3

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


i'M surprised they missed iHello and iHi.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:54 1

10. MixMaster (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


I think that due to their signal reception issue with iphone 4 they should have also considered a range of models like: the 2011 iCanUhearMe , the 2012 iCanUhearMeNow followed by the 2013 flagship iHowAboutNow

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 04:58 1

11. MixMaster (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)


...and last but not least: the 2014 iDon'tKnowWhatHappenedItJustDropedItMostDefinitely​IsYourPhone'sFault

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 05:32 1

12. blade19 (Posts: 60; Member since: 29 Apr 2011)


This may be a little off topic... sorry for that. I do somewhat recall that Apple also had to litigate with CISCO over the "iphone" name before it was released, in 2007. Because CISCO had the name for the VOIP phones, but I think they settled eventually.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 05:38

13. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Ugly ang awkward names! Argh!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 05:38

14. jade272727 (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)


Ugly and awkward names! Argh!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 06:45

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 12644; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Smart choice in naming an iconic phone.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 07:16 4

19. tedkord (Posts: 5278; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Should've named it the Lawsuit.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 10:45

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6737; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Telepod would be a better name. it would make their fans thinking their iphone will teleport lol.

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