‘Canvas’ A ‘Perfect Name’ For Apple Tablet, Says Apple God John Gruber

Apple tablet invite

What is Apple going to name its tablet computer? iSlate? iPad? Slate? iBook? MacBook touch? iPod touch HD?

How about Canvas? (Or iCanvas?) That’s one of the potential names emerging from the Apple nerd camp, via Daring Fireball blogger John Gruber.

Why? Because the invitation Apple sent to reporters — splashed with paint blotches — looks like it could be the canvas for a kid’s preschool art project.

Gruber writes today, “Even without considering the invitation design, I love this name. It looks good, it sounds good, and it evokes the right feelings and ideas: thin, light, clean, crisp, blank, the thing great artwork is made upon. It’s a perfect name.”

We agree.

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