Here’s What The ‘i’ in iPhone Stands For
Here’s what the ‘i’ in iPhone stands for! It’s been around since anyone can remember but what does it actually stand for? We’ve seen the ‘i’ in the iMac, iTunes, iPhone and iPad. It’s everywhere and it’s become an Apple synonymous. It’s like the company’s second brand (if not the first!).
Almost every Apple product, from 1998, has had the ‘i’ inserted in front of it. The explanation for this is quite simple. During an Apple event in 1998, Steve Jobs first introduced the amazing iMac and explained the link between the ‘i’ and the ‘Mac’.
“iMac comes from the marriage of the excitement of the Internet with the simplicity of Macintosh,” Steve Jobs said. “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.” he added.
Almost 20 years ago, in 1998, the “i” in iMac stood for Internet, but now it has become a symbol of tech savvy. Steve Jobs explained his statements with a slide that shows all the meanings behind the “i” in iPhone and other Apple products.
The ‘i’ is not just for Internet. Not anymore at least. Apple’s prefix stands for individual, instruct, inform and inspire. In 1998, the Internet was the main ‘i’ from Apple, and the other important factors for the company were music and phone calls.
Today, besides the iPhones, Apple started letting the ‘i’ go, as more and more users expect to have Internet on all of their devices. It would be like pointing out that a new TV has HD, when people clearly expect nothing but the best. Same goes for the ‘i’. This is what it stands for, although the ‘i”s time has set.