iPad: Apple's Way Of Reaching Out To Women? : All Tech Considered Apple's newest device is called the iPad. Some wondered whether women were consulted when the naming process came to a close.
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iPad: Apple's Way Of Reaching Out To Women?

Photo illustration by Art Silverman.
Photo illustration by Art Silverman.
Photo illustration by Art Silverman.

HA! All Tech contributor Omar Gallaga wrote a great post about rejected names for Apple's new tablet computer, but I know he didn't see the iPad coming! Good thing Mad Tv did way back in 2006.

I'm assuming there were no women on the naming team at Apple. Because, hey, when women hear or read the word pad, we think Kotex and cramps. I wouldn't mind the name so much if I could buy one at my local CVS.

The twitterverse is already full of iPad jokes. Here are some of my favorites:

@getsmartradio: is it really called iPad? Did Apple merge with Kotex

@KristinaWeise: The #iPad - too easy to insert a woman's comment here. "Much more intimate than a laptop and more capable than a smart phone," Jobs said.

@twifftwin: the iPad sounds like a feminine hygiene product for robot ladies.

Thank you for the laughs Apple! Can't wait to see what you come up with next — hopefully the iPon — for the younger, hipper women who also love Apple products.