Apple products have many things in common like simple design features and easy to use interfaces. Many products also carry the “i” in their names like the iPhone, iMac, iPad, iPod, etc.
Other than unity, the “i” in front of the names of certain Apple products actually means something. Seeing as Apple recently held an event to introduce new products we decided to reminisce back to 1998 when the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs revealed the first iMac and what the “i” stood for:
iMac comes from the marriage of the excitement of the Internet with the simplicity of Macintosh. We are targeting this for the no. 1 use that consumers tell us they want a computer for, which is to get on the Internet simply and fast.
That means that the “i” stands for Internet, with Steve Jobs later expanding the meaning to include:
- Inform; and
Since 1998 Apple has released many new and innovative products. Some of the products like the iPhones, the iPods and the iPads continue to use the “i” but the company has also expanded on its offering.
Certain products like the Apple Watch, Apple Music and the Apple TV don’t carry the “i” in front of their names, instead “Apple” is used. As Apple continues to grow and release innovative products who knows what’s next.