Speaking of thin support & quite amusing -- It's not much to go on with respect to a name, but as suggested by reader Nicholas
, we did take a closer look at Apple's invitation copy. "Apple's latest creation," without the spaces, becomes "Appleslate
stcreation," which of course does contain the phrase "Apple Slate." Yes, well, it seems pretty silly and inelegant to me too, and not something Apple would do... and yet. [Editor's note: OK, we went and looked again -- the exact phrase "Apple's latest creation" isn't there, it says "our latest creation," so this bit of pipe-dreaming goes from silly to ludicrous... don't blame Erica, blame the editing.
What will Apple name its new tablet device?
|The Apple Tablet||914 (10.2%)|
|Mac touch||1421 (15.8%)|
|The Apple Palette||206 (2.3%)|
|I shall hug him and squeeze him and squeeze him and squeeze him and call him George||1122 (12.5%)|
|Geez, you got me. Kindle and Nook were so out of left field...||230 (2.6%)|
|I don't know what they'll call it -- just don't call me late for dinner!||387 (4.3%)|
|Something else. I'll tell you in the comments.||630 (7.0%)|