iOS nicknames

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by vmachiel, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    You know, like os X is named Snow Leopard, Lion etc and android is Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, iOS could use some nicknames per version. Any cool ideas?
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I'm glad they don't publicly call them by those names, too random. I do like how Android OS versions are named but I don't think Apple will start doing something that anytime soon.

    Edit: I was reading some of the comments from the link and apparently most of them are named after ski resorts.
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    The users don't pick the code names. They're used internally during development.

    All of them are (Google).
     
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  5. vmachiel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice find on the code names.

    But i feel the should get public names. I know the os X started out as code names, but quickly became public names (from 10.2 i believe). So what i'm saying is: should the release have official names (not code names) instead of just the number. I kinda like the gingerbread and ice cream sandwich names, just as the big casts
     
  6. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    I quite like the cat names for OS X but in general I feel there should be a pattern if you're going to give names like that. The Mac is on a sufficiently infrequent update cycle that I can learn 8 names over 10 years without too much trouble, but iOS updates come so fast I think it would soon become overcomplicated. Google is on to something with android though...

    Cookie
    Donut
    Eclair
    Froyo
    Gingerbread
    Honeycomb
    Ice cream sandwich
    Jelly bean
    K L M N O P...

    The current iOS system seems to work pretty well - you go up one major version number per year, with interim 'service pack' updates every few months, and the occasional bug fix/security update in between.

    The disadvantage with a naming system is that you need to learn the names, and you can't tell the version number from the name. For example I know my iPhone and iPad are running iOS 5.1 - not too hard to remember - and I also know my work-issued HTC Desire S is running gingerbread (2.3), but only upon closer investigation do I find out that the full version is 2.3.5.00972b13
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Indeed.

    (And it's even better than you think. It's actually only been 7 over the last 10 years INCLUDING Mountain Lion. We're only currently on the 6th since Jaguar.)

    In fact, your point is so good that I wonder if when the Mac OS ramps up to a once-a-year schedule it may mean the end of Mac names after Mountain Lion.
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It wouldn't make sense considering that most people update to the new iOS the moment it comes out.
     
  9. NZed macrumors 65816

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    I think you mean Cupcake. All named after desserts.
     
  10. xnickitynickx macrumors regular

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    Because everyone knows, cookies aren't dessert. Lol :rolleyes:
     
  11. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I seriously think the Android naming convention is really lame. But then naming OS's after cats isn't much better.
     
  12. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    lol whatever, android wasn't really worth the time of day before version 2.0 :D
     
  13. Egish macrumors member

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    A very nice ski resort too... Not far from me :)
     

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