In the run up to Apple’s September event, the oft-rumored wearable device was dubbed the iWatch by almost every publication. Despite Apple Watch being the official name, it seems the iWatch moniker is still hard to shake — even for Apple’s own CEO, Tim Cook.
In an interview with ABC’s David Muir, Cook accidentally slips up and calls the device iWatch, suggesting that internally iWatch was the name employees in the know would use for the Apple wearable.
While discussing components in Apple’s new iPhones and Watches that are made in America, Cook accidentally dropped an “iWatch”-bomb. It happens at the end of the clip above.
It’s an easy mistake to make — I know that from the number of times I have typed iWatch only to replace it with Apple Watch in our coverage of the event.
While the slip of the tongue may suggest that the company might have once planned to stick with the “i-” naming convention, I for one am glad they did not. Personally, I prefer the name Apple Watch (and Apple Pay, for that matter) to the alternatives we saw in the run up to its latest keynote.
What do you think? Should Apple have stuck with iWatch or do you prefer Apple Watch? Will you be buying an iWatch Apple Watch in early 2015? Let us know your thoughts in the comments…