What does the i in iPhone Stand for?
Apple is World’s largest company. Everyone knows Apple due to their excellent products like the iPhone. Many products have “i” in them. iPhone, iMac, iPod, and the iPad. You might have a question in your mind that What does the i in iPhone Stand for? Well, there is a reason.
“i” in the iPhone, iMac, iPod & iPad has a meaning.
Back in 1998 the co-founder and CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs (late) revealed the meaning of “i” when he was introducing the iMac. Steve explained that the “i” stands for the “internet.” iMac’s job was making the access of internet intuitive and simpler than ever.
“i” Stands for the internet.
Jobs also quoted that they are introducing the iMac because the number one use that customers tell us they want in a computer is to get on the internet – simply & fast. Here is what he actually said:
“Even though this is a full-blooded Macintosh, we are targeting this for the number one use that consumers tell us they want a computer for, which is to get on the Internet – simply, and fast. And that is what this product is targeted for.”
Apple has so many products with the prefix “i” in their name. They have been using “i” in their products since the release of iMac in 1998. So why there is no “i” prefix in latest products like the Apple Watch or Apple TV?
I think the reason behind ditching this is that now everybody knows what the internet is. When they released iMac, many people didn’t know that what is the internet. That’s why Steve Jobs used “i” prefix in his products. The iPhone’s name exists due to the same idea. But now, everyone is aware of the internet.
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Jobs also quoted that “i” also mean “individual”, “instruct”, “inform” & “inspire”.
The other reason that why Apple is not using “i” in their new products is Steve Jobs advice to current Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Steve Jobs advised Tim that he should run Apple his way without thinking what Steve Jobs did. Watch the video of Steve Jobs explaining the meaning of “i”.