I was editing a Mac related question, and noticed we had a , , and tags.

Do we really need all these tags for Apple products? I'm not sure anything needs to be done about this, but I want to know what other people think.

Are Apple products that different?

macbook, macbookpro and macbookair are very, very different machines with very, very different hardware. – James Jan 29 '13 at 17:35
I disagree. Most Apple hardware has the same type of CPU, Graphics and Network Controller. I only see two graphics cards between all models of the Macbook Pro, Mac Mini and Macbook Air. They also each have a Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor. – Seth Jan 29 '13 at 17:45
@jrg You forgot the sarcasm sign, right?! – gertvdijk Jan 29 '13 at 21:22
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I recommend we make and synonyms of .

is sufficiently different as to warrant its own separate tag, at least going by the tags we've allowed to exist long-term for other manufacturers.

Of course, is totally different from the above, though we might want another question to discuss if and should really be different tags.

Actually, since the Macbook has been discontinued, I think we should make them all synonyms macbookpro. – Seth Jan 30 '13 at 3:05
@Seth Technicality... they both start with "macbook" whether or not they end in air or pro, lets not buy into their marketing. – Mateo Jan 30 '13 at 4:13
@Seth Also, there's no telling what the next MacBook will be called. I recommend against progressively changing a tag every time what models are available changes. – Eliah Kagan Jan 30 '13 at 4:18
@mateo_salta @ Eliah You guys have convinced me. Lets make them synonyms of macbook. – Seth Jan 30 '13 at 4:20
Also the next Macbook will the the "Macbook Air S" of course! – Seth Jan 30 '13 at 4:20
or they will call it iMacBook Pro Retina Or The New MacBook – Mateo Jan 30 '13 at 4:22
lol, of course! Also, about the ipad and ipod, the iPad and iPod are very different devices and each deserve there own tag, though I wouldn't support an "iPod Touch" tag. – Seth Jan 30 '13 at 4:25

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