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the "i" in all things Mac...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Natalia81, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    I'm just wondering...does anyone know why mac products are always "i"-something??
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

    #2
    There are many thread on this already. Next time make sure you do a search before posting. ;) :rolleyes:

    It first started with the iMac, which meant internet-Mac. The 3G iMac was primarily used for get first-timers on the the internet.

    As far as the iPod, iBook, etc. I have no idea, maybe Apple just though it sounded cool.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

    Elan0204

    #3
    Yep, it orignally meant Internet. I guess the i caught on or became associated with Apple computers, so it started getting used on more and more products.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    #4
    After the iMac, I have always been under the impression that the i stood for I (as in me, or consumer) which seems to fit. I have just always accepted this.

    I hope this helps
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    #5
    i-series = consumer = white case design (since 2nd gen iMac & iBook)

    :EDIT: and since the iPod is allso a consumer product -> White and with i (exception is the mini, but people think the i-series will evolve in that design direction when next-gen is coming out...)
    allso the iSight is an exception since they made it in Aluminium :EDIT:

    e-series = education (but became part of the i-series since they sell them to anyone...) = allso white case design

    Power-series = professional use wich means more powerfull processors in most of the cases, monitor stretching as an option to only mirroring in the i/e-series, more expandable, better screens on the -books compatible with Cinemadisplays... that kind of stuff... = aluminium design (or Ti for early G4 Pbooks or grey/metallic plastic for G4 desktops)

    :EDIT:the old displays were white plastic indeed, but they were designed when the PowerMac desktops were plastic too... :EDIT:
     

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