By the time Apple's holey sphere rolls open its doors as the tech giant's new headquarters in 2015, a nickname for the building may be in place, but for now -- suggestions swirl.
Since Apple was born and raised in Cupertino it seems only fitting that the people who live, work and play in Cupertino have influence on the nickname.
San Jose Merucury News columnist Scott Herhold's contest for a nickname yielded "more than 2,000 suggestions from across the world," he wrote in his Sunday column.
Some clever names Herhold noted include "Appcot," a reference to Steve Jobs' intention to return an apricot orchard such as the ones he remembers from his Cupertino childhood. It's also a play on Walt Disney World's Epcot Center in Orlando; "iO," a favorite among the geeks, according to Herhold; and "The Glass Donut," just one of the food references.
Whittled down to three that can be voted on: "Fruit Loop," "The Halo," and "The Core." (Editor's note: Cupertino Patch has a weekly Apple-centric column called "Core Bytes" so we think "The Core" would work.)
Twitterati suggestions include "spare tire," and "O-ring," among others. But think about it, wouldn't it be appropriate that those who live closest to the new headquarters get a say in what the building will be nicknamed?
So, weigh in Cupertino...what would you like to call it?