The i in iLife stands for what?

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  1. GigaWire macrumors 6502

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    So reading an article about an Apple designer it suddenly dawned on me, is it possible, just possible that the i in the iLife applications does not stand for interactive, intutive, I, interesting, or an other i word, but really stands for idiot? When you consider it, it really makes sense. Sort of an inside joke. What say yee, does the i in the i applications, and consumer level Macs stand for idiot?
     
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  3. altair macrumors regular

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    the 'i' in iMac stood for 'internet'. Since then i dont know if that is at all relevant, its just a marketing thing now. I mean...iPod? 'internet pod' wtf. So yeah, who knows.


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  4. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    AFAIK, the inception of Apple's use of "i" was with the initial iMac and was intended to indicate that connecting to the Internet was easy. From there, it became a branding mechanism to distinguish between consumer and professional hardware/software.
     
  5. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    iWant a refund haha

    only iapps I use are itunes and ical
     
  6. TimDaddy macrumors 6502

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    A few years ago, in Maxim Magazine, I saw the iBrater. While I guess women could use the iBrater while browsing, I don't think this thing actually connected to the net. :rolleyes:
     
  7. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    I suppose it probably means 'integrated'. You know, digital hub and all that.
     
  8. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

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    So Rower when do you suppose Apple will finally recognize the Garphics Profressionals out here and come up with either pMAC or gMAC?
    OH that would be "G"5 dual 1.25ghz Kick a** machine !!!!
    :>)
     
  9. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it was originally intended to sort of imply "internet" (though I don't remember Apple ever saying so specifically), although at this point I expect if forced to answer an Apple spokesperson would say either "integrated" or "I" (as in the pronoun--"centered around you").
     
  10. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

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    I do remember years ago reading an article in Mac World that what you just said was quoted by an Apple rep, just been so long I can't find the issue....
     
  11. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I think my custom ordered Mac should be an rMac, since my name starts with "r". :p

    Personally, I like the "Power" designation for pro machines.
     
  12. benixau macrumors 65816

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    lots of power is those G4s - yep
    NOT
     

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