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iDevice doesn't only mean iPod. It also includes iPhones and iPads. Etherfox (talk) 19:12, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

iDevice: two main uses.[edit]

Firstly; any mobile iName product of Apple's. Secondly; more specifically, those mobile iName devices that use the iOS operating system.

Can people stop editing this back and forward. The term has been used in more than one way, so BOTH uses should be listed with citations accordingly, and not edited one way or another to suit the personal preferences of the editor concerned. I have now fixed this accordingly. Jimthing (talk) 05:45, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

That is handy that you found that new ref, but the text changes now have a high degree of duplication and are very confusing. I had to read all the refs again to understand what the article is trying to say, so I will attempt to add some clarification. - Ahunt (talk) 13:33, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

But Apple's computers also use i,what about iMac? Isn't mobile,i mean is a 10kg desktop computer and doesn't use iOS it use Mac OS X the desktop version of the operative system or the computer version no mobile version that is iOS.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Rolando123 (talkcontribs)

As explained at WP:V we have to work from references, so if you have a reliable source that includes that it can be added. - Ahunt (talk) 21:13, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

This should be moved to "iOS Devices", the name "iDevice" is made up and is not widely used.[edit]

Alek2407 (talk) 06:13, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

I moved it back. It is pretty disingenuous to start a discussion on moving a page and then move it one minute later. The refs strongly support the name iDevice as a legitimate encyclopedic topic. It doesn't matter what Apple wants their devices called, the refs show otherwise. Please don't move this page again without gaining consensus first. - Ahunt (talk) 17:07, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
Agree that "iDevice" is used widely in the media, so this should be the main page name. "iOS device" is also sometimes used, hence why it redirects to here accordingly. Leave alone please. Jimthing (talk) 23:56, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

I agree. I write about Apple products, and no one uses this term, except in a derogatory manner. Kirkmc (talk) 11:32, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

"Additionally, the term can be used pejoratively..."[edit]

This is entirely out of place. Criticism sections are welcomed when points related to the topic are specific to the topic. But really this is of no value, as ANY term under the sun can be used pejoratively, and there is absolutely nothing at all special about the term "iDevice" that precludes it from being pejoratively used versus anything else. (I could probably find a quote on virtually ANY topic where it has been used pejoratively by some Tom, Dick, or Harry; but we certainly don't add it to every page, as it's redundant and pointless, being as it is entirely unspecific to the said topic. Jimthing (talk) 00:09, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

The cites don't even refer to "iDevices" anyway, so are invalid on a page simply defining the term. Removed appropriately. Jimthing (talk) 00:32, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

hatnote rather than dab[edit]

I've looked at the article history and discussion and it seems to me that the best solution is to have IDevice redirect to List of iOS devices, and to add a {{Redirect}} hatnote to that list stating, "iDevice redirects here. For other Apple Inc. devices, see iMac and iPod." That should get everyone to the article they're looking for with a minimum of confusion. Nick Number (talk) 18:26, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Agree - Ahunt (talk) 18:44, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Agree , good call, since these are closely related concepts. bd2412 T 23:19, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Agree , but on the list of ios devices page, after the idevices sentence on there you should add some cites (some good ones appear on this previous version of this page Jimthing (talk) 02:00, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

And what was wrong with the previous version before a user started modifying it? It seemed to fit its purpose just fine. --Midas02 (talk) 15:44, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

As the {{copy to Wiktionary}} tag on it suggests, it doesn't really contain any content beyond a simple definition and information which is already included elsewhere. The timeline is nice, but it only refers to iOS devices (not iPods or iMacs), and is already featured in the iOS article. Other than the name and manufacturer, there isn't much of a connection between the iOS and non-iOS iDevices. I think the term can be adequately covered by the existing mention in List of iOS devices and a hatnote. Nick Number (talk) 20:13, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Done. Nick Number (talk) 01:32, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done added links referring to iDevices term usage to List of iOS devices, as they weren't added. Jimthing (talk) 19:56, 7 November 2014 (UTC)