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.
    – jrg
    Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 17:35
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    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
    Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 17:45
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    @jrg You forgot the sarcasm sign, right?!
    – gertvdijk
    Commented Jan 29, 2013 at 21:22
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    – Mateo
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 4:15

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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
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 3:05
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    @Seth Technicality... they both start with "macbook" whether or not they end in air or pro, lets not buy into their marketing.
    – Mateo
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 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. Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 4:18
  • @mateo_salta @ Eliah You guys have convinced me. Lets make them synonyms of macbook.
    – Seth
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 4:20
  • Also the next Macbook will the the "Macbook Air S" of course!
    – Seth
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 4:20
  • or they will call it iMacBook Pro Retina Or The New MacBook
    – Mateo
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 4:22
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    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
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 4:25

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