Apple announces revolutionary device with a horrible name

I am not going to write today about the hype concerning Apple’s big product announcement yesterday. Nor am I going to talk about how shiny and pretty it looks, how thin and light it is or even what it is capable of doing.

What I am going to write about instead is the name Apple chose for this beautiful new device… the iPad.

The what?!?!?

For a second, when I first heard the name while watching the live stream of the event on the Internet, I thought it was a joke. I quickly realized it wasn’t. Apple had truly named their new device the iPad.

Rumors of Apple’s new device have been circulating the Internet for months now. Some thought it would be called the iTablet. Others the iSlate. I’m pretty sure no one came up with the iPad.

Apple iPad

I wish I could share with you the new nicknames for the iPad that have flooded Twitter and Facebook since its announcement yesterday. But I want to keep this blog post clean and safe for work so suffice it to say if you walk down the feminine hygiene aisle in any grocery or drug store you will start to get a hint as to some of the new nicknames.

In fact in some cities, the nicknames were trending higher than the real name.

But despite it’s horrible name, there still seems to be genuine interest in the iPad from a lot of people. What do you think? Are you planning on buying an iPad? Do you like the name? What name would you have come up with? Leave a comment below and let me know.

P.S. If you want all of the glitzy details I left out about the new iPad, here are some links that will get you what you want: