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What does IOS mean?

by vip_hp / December 27, 2011 8:39 AM PST

I always wanted to know what that meant but no websites can really give me the answer.

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 27, 2011 8:58 AM PST
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It is just a nickname for the Apple OS (operating system). Apple likes the "i" in the beginning of many of it's products. Other examples of products are the iPad, iPhone, iPod, iMac.

There is an Android OS, Symbian OS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile OS, Blackberry OS which are used in various smartphones.

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Got that part
by vip_hp / December 27, 2011 12:35 PM PST
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But what does the "I" mean in IOS? Like is there just a specific word?

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Check out this internet link
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 27, 2011 1:09 PM PST
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Never knew this
by talks_44 / December 29, 2011 7:54 PM PST

Thank you for the link, it's actually rather interesting to find out haha

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umm
by chu_nicholas / December 30, 2011 8:01 AM PST
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I think it means initial operating system

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(NT) You didn't read the link, did you?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 30, 2011 9:04 AM PST
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(NT) I didn't say I was right
by chu_nicholas / December 31, 2011 7:10 AM PST
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It's all good
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 31, 2011 10:06 AM PST

No harm, no foul.

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iOS, iPod, iPad, iMac, iPhone
by Doh_1 / January 6, 2012 10:28 AM PST
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Apple marketing decided to put an "i" in front of all their new products...the "i" was oringinally for "internet" according to what I've read. Now it's just a branding thing for Apple.

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Read the third reply
by birdmantd Forum moderator / January 6, 2012 10:47 AM PST

There is a link to an informative article about the origin of Apple's "i" nickname for several of it's products.

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Hi
by Atureena / January 7, 2012 5:02 AM PST
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It stands for (( iPhone Operating System )) and (( I )) stand for Internet so the term will be
(( internet phone Operating System ))

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(NT) Close, but no cigar
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 7, 2012 8:48 AM PST
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