What is ix.Mac.MarketingName?

Panic developer Cabel Sasser noticed a strange bug in the iTunes App Store this evening. As part of the hardware requirements on several new apps, a placeholder name "ix.Mac.MarketingName" has appeared on several apps' iTunes listings.

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The listing appears on Panic's new universal SSH client for iOS called Prompt [App Store] which appeared in the App Store this evening as well as many other Universal apps in the App Store.

It's clearly a glitch that will be corrected quickly, but it's led some to speculate that it's a placeholder for another unknown device.

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ngenerator Avatar
128 months ago
It's finally the long awaited iProd! Hooray!
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Cheerwino Avatar
128 months ago
ix.Mac.MarketingName or iPad2 or Air or Mac Pro?

Guys, which one should I get?

I've been trying to score an iPad2 and now here comes the new ix.Mac.MarketingName, which sounds awesome! So between this and iPad2, ATV2, Air, MBP, iPhone, Mac Pro, Nano and iMac, what should I get?

Mostly I would use this for web surfing and light photo editing, but it also needs to dry laundry and serve as daily transportation for my 8 mile commute. But, I'm worried the new ix.Mac.MarketingName requires Z-rated tires, which are quite expensive. I'm also curious whether, with the right apps, the ix.Mac.MarketingName can serve as a prophylactic or if it's better to have a dedicated device for that.

So, whaddya think? What other ix.Mac.MarketingName rumors have you heard? :apple:
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0815 Avatar
128 months ago
It's the Verizon iPhone ... oh no, wait .... it's the white iPhone !
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Michael383 Avatar
128 months ago

"iX" = "Ix", which is the nickname for the character Ford Prefect in the book "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

Obviously, the new Apple device is either a digital watch or a towel.


I would think an iWatch would be a great seller for Apple.
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thedarkhorse Avatar
128 months ago
You guys don't have one?

I've been tweeting from my ix.Mac.MarketingName 4 for months
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