When I'm editing a post, one of the most common things that I end up doing* is fixing the capitalization of the names Apple's products, like in this question's title.

How would people feel about automatically changing all instances of 'iname' or 'Iname' to 'iName'?
I don't imagine that SE has this functionality built in, so consider this a feature request.

*I don't feel compelled to edit posts just to fix product name capitalization, but I do it if I'm in the neighborhood/

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    iNteresting but possibly iRritating – mplungjan Mar 15 '11 at 10:41
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    And here I was hoping Apple would get tired sooner than later of their iProduct names... – Thilo Mar 18 '11 at 4:43
  • It's a brand. They won't drop this entity until John Sculley takes over Apple again. – Jason Salaz Mar 29 '11 at 16:43

I think in the short term, a userscript would be wonderful for this.

And in the long term, it's a great customization for the site, perhaps even the network as a whole. And it's really just a fixed set of strings.

iMac, iPhone, iPod, iPad, MacMini, MacPro, Mac OSX, and ummm, a few more :). The latter half of those are less "Special" than the iSeries are.



  • iMac
  • Mac mini
  • Mac Pro
  • MacBook
  • MacBook Pro
  • MacBook Air

iPod, iPhone, and iPad

  • iPhone
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPod
  • iPod shuffle
  • iPod nano
  • iPod classic
  • iPod touch
  • iPad
  • iPad 2


  • AirPort Express
  • AirPort Extreme
  • Apple TV


  • Mac OS X or OS X
  • iLife
  • iMovie
  • iPhoto
  • iTunes
  • iChat
  • iDVD
  • FaceTime
  • GarageBand
  • iCal
  • QuickTime
  • TextEdit
  • Xcode
  • Does Xcode really need to be auto-cap'ed? I mean, it's a noun with a capital first letter, and lowercase rest. – Jason Salaz Mar 14 '11 at 17:12
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    Yes, it does. Not for reasons of uppercase, but for reasons of lowercase. XCode -> Xcode. Right... should have realized that. – Jason Salaz Mar 14 '11 at 22:04
  • you forgot the iMac ;) – Martin Marconcini Mar 15 '11 at 11:04

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