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Imagine MacMan 2012, not iMac

While I’m writing this short article it’s being done on a 2011 iMac, which depending on the improvements a 2012 iMac brings will mean I’ll upgrade to the latest offering within the next few months. We don’t normally update every year, but if the specs end up including SSD as standard, a new Retina display, and the new Ivy Bridge processors from Intel it might be too tempting.

Steve Jobs did have another name in mind for the iMac, and in 2012 I could have been shopping for a new MacMan, could you imagine that? The Apple MacMan was shown to a group of employees, which included Kevin Segall, and after seeing a desktop computer that was to drive Apple computer sales to new heights, they still needed a final name.

According to this article, an upcoming book by Segall explains how a small group responsible for debating names for the new Apple computer, now known as iMac, had to first hear a name presented by Steve Jobs, which you guessed it was “MacMan“. Segall explains in his book that he was responsible for the “iMac” name, which could’ve easily been something very different. It also seems that Jobs didn’t like the iMac name, and it took a while to persuaded him.

Could you imagine walking into an Apple Store and asking for the new 2012 MacMan? We would have bought one, but as far as names go iMac sounds better to us. Would you buy a MacMan?

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Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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