How about a golden opportunity for some new jokes, such as:
“so will the 64 GB one be called the maxi-pad?”
Fast Company also tells us:
Apple’s ipad not the first choice for women. Period.
And, unbelievable though it is, the name was anticipated in this video from 2007:
So how did Apple’s branding end up so last year? Here’s one explanation from Fast Company:
Seconds after the name was announced social networks lit up with not-so-fresh one-liners from both men and women (a CNBC anchor mentioned her very candid thoughts on-air). About an hour after the announcement #iTampon was a trending topic on Twitter.
But it was the females in the crowd who read more into Apple’s menstrual pun. They seemed to think Apple’s name was indicative of a male-helmed team oblivious to the fact that they were pushing an insensitively-named product. “Surely no women were involved in naming it the iPad” was a widely-reTweeted sentiment. Another: “iPad: Proof not enough women work in the Apple Naming Department.”
Many thanks to PJ, jj-son.