The Apple police were all aTwitter yesterday, complaining that Apple’s latest iteration of its popular iPad doesn’t appear to have a name other than "new iPad," CNN reports.
According to the story, "At the pep rally where Apple debuted its third-generation tablet computer, one question was on everyone’s lips: So, what do we call this thing? The answer, according to an Apple spokesman: ‘It’s just ‘iPad.’ It’s what it is.’ "
The article adds, "The longer Apple execs talked about the tablet computer’s new features — better screen, faster connection — without actually giving it a name, the more anxious the People of the Internet became. ‘Come on Apple, name it already, one person wrote. ‘Is it an Anonymous iPad?’ asked another. Tech writer Omar Gallaga: ‘Screw it, I’m just going to call it ‘Lover.’ ‘ "
The story continues, " ‘So this is the ‘New iPad,’ ‘ said Nick Bilton, a tech writer for The New York Times. ‘Is the next one going to be called the ‘New-New iPad’? Where do they go from there?’ "
CNN tried talking to a different Apple spokesperson to get a name: " ‘It’s the new iPad. What are you talking about?’ another Apple spokeswoman said, as if it’s common for updated devices to come out with the same names as their predecessors."