Can you name Apple’s cats? In order?
Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Nick Bilton in The NYT:
Apple seems to have a fondness for cats — perhaps it’s because of their sleek form and penchant for quietly sneaking up on prey before pouncing. But the company might have a slight problem coming up with a name for the next release of its operating system: It’s running out of cat types. Although this might seem trivial to some, Apple is a big fan of consistency when it comes to naming its products. In addition to the cat operating systems, there is the famous “i” naming convention: iPhone, iPod, iMac, iWork, iLife, iBooks, iBook, iTunes and now the iPad.
How about Cougar?
Some women complained that the iPad’s name suggested feminine hygiene products, choosing “cougar” would fall flat on the sensitivity meter. (The term is popular slang used to describe middle-aged women who seek sexual liaisons with younger men, and Courtney Cox plays one on the ABC television series Cougar Town.)
Should Apple retire the cats? Yes.