It happened to me twice on Wednesday, and at one point, I almost lost it. It was … the iTouch.
You may recall that I have a little bit of a problem with the shortened nickname that many people have given to the iPod Touch. For those who don’t want to click the link, here’s an excerpt:
But it makes me physically angry to hear the product referred to that way be seemingly everybody. I swear the next time I hear it, Iâ€™m going to get a fungo bat and start swinging.
I’m just glad I didn’t have a fungo bat handy.
It started with an early morning delivery from Fed-Ex. They had my iPad Camera Connection kit, and I was stoked. The driver says to me, “So what is this? IPhone? IPod?”
“Umm … it’s either a case or an iPad camera connection deal,” I say.
“Oh good. I’ve got an iTouch. Two of them, actually, and I love them.”Â With that, he left and I figured I’d never see him again. I decided to be mature and let it go.
Not an hour later, I go to Facebook to see how things are going in the world. That’s when I see my friend’s status update:
forgot my i-touch , now i have to listen to peoples stupid comments . need my music so i dont go crazy .
Oh good, and he even hyphenated it. How nice. The hairs on my neck started to raise.
Later in the afternoon, the doorbell rings again. It’s the same Fed-Ex guy, this time with my Bumper, the one I’m going to return. Sure enough, he brings up the “iTouch” again, and once again, I bite my tongue. Drove me nuts, but I did it.
So now, I’ve made a decision. Apple just needs to change the name to iTouch officially. That way, not only do I get to keep my sanity, but everybody gets to keep calling it what they’ve already been calling it for the past year or three. Until that happens, I just want to make sure that everybody knows not to keep any sharp objects, bats, or shovels anywhere nearby. Because the next time it happens, I will not be responsible for my actions.
Or it should be called the iPad nano.
Or you could just lighten up a bit…
I’m the same way when someone starts writing about having a MAC. Mac is short for “Macintosh”–it’s not an abbreviation like IBM.
I’m an old-time Mac person, though, so I still use the term “Macintosh” (even though Apple has pretty much dropped it).
I completely agree with you about the iTouch…yuck it made me shiver to type that
I hate that shortened term…it is not what the product is called
if Apple wanted people to call it that they would have copyrighted the term
the product is named: iPod Touch
If you’re going to rail against the usage of the wrong name (which I am equally annoyed by), please get the correct name, well correct.
It’s called ‘iPod touch’. Notice that the ‘touch’ is not capitalized… there, got that off my chest. Whew!
In September they’re going to rename it the iTouch 4.
It will have Facetime, two cameras, the gyroscope, the new iPhone 4 body, WIFI ‘N’, Bluetooth 4, GPS, 128 GB, and 1 model available with 3G data option, like the iPad.
The iPod Classic and Nano will get that new little Apple touchscreen that’s just been revealed.
We can dream, can’t we?