Okay, What's iGuide -- New iPhone/iSlate Tablet Service or Just More iNoise?
iSlate seems solid but might not (or never) be used, while apple.com/ichatmobile was a bust, so where does iGuide fit in? Says MacRumors:
TechCrunch has also done another post-post dig but didn't find any smoking apples.
Still, TiPb agrees iGuide sounds far more like a service than a product, and not even a very cool sounding one at that. Any ideas?
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I don't know.
The Mapping application is a strong possibility also.
That's sort of what I was getting at, too.
Selling movies, TV show, Books, and Apps in a store still having "tunes" in the name seems outdated and disordery. Not only that, but the iPhone has separate App Store and iTunes apps, while the desktop iTunes contains the App Store within it.
For those of us who have been around awhile, we're used to this and it's not a problem. But I can see newcomers being confused by a music store being a place to buy magazines, apps, and books, while a tablet and phone have separate stores with different names.
Even if "iGuide" is going to be used for navigation, as Tom suggests... there still needs to be some reconfiguring and renaming of the way Apple organizes and distributes media. It's starting to get a bit messy and non Apple-like.
Apple is the leader and pioneer of the combined monitor/CPU product with the iMac (and even before the iMac), why not combine monitor, CPU, and TV? Seems like a logical step into the living room.
I'm the owner of www.iguide.travel, which is currently the top "iGuide" in the world. iGuide is an interactive travel guide, and we're currently #1 in Google for the word iGuide, and get about 300,000 users a month.
What's my opinion on the name? It's not bad, though not great. I would of course love if Apple also used the name (my name!!) to help support my brand.
As to iguide.com, I tried to purchase the domain in January, but BuyDomains had asked for USD $250,000. It turns out iguide.com was actually sold for $100,000 this summer, to who knows who? And no, I could not afford that at that time either.
Anyhow, check out www.iguide.travel, its the real iGuide, and developed 100% on a MacBook.
Alex / iGuide
Is this apple?