The Famous 'i'

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  1. iMacBook macrumors 6502a

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    What does the i in iPod, iPhone, iMac, iwhatever mean?

    Does it stand for anything?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imac

    I can confirm personally that it means internet as well. Quote me! :D
     
  3. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    InternetPod? lol


    I guess. That just sounds weird if you think about it.
     
  4. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Even more so, since the iPod doesn't use the internet....it stopped standing for internet after the iMac, clearly it doesn't stand for that anymore.


    If anything I'd say it took on the idea , like MyTunes, or MyPod...but "i" sounds much nicer
     
  5. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    How about everybody here say what they think the "i" should mean?

    I say it should be "intelligent"
     
  6. adrianblaine macrumors 65816

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    This is how I think of the "i" as well.
     
  7. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. My friend just told me that that is what it means. I think its a good idea. The "i" does sound better though.
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    originally it mean internet as in Internet Mac, Internet Book. but the iPod does not make sense with that. iPhone does though.
     
  9. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    The 'i' has become a powerful brand of it's own. That's why Apple continues to use it where they do.
     
  10. iMacBook thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh yeah. Thats for sure. "i" anything is literally synonymous with Apple now a days.
     
  11. jackc macrumors 65816

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    I think it's kind of like the "Army of One" campaign, except less dumb.
     
  12. stork macrumors member

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    what about "interactive", i suppose you interact with your music, photos and things. i guess. if it came up in a pub quiz or sumthing id say that.
     
  13. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I always wondered about the 'i' being used for everything as well. I knew that it was supposed to be internet. Now I think it is simply cliche. Especially iWork, common this is simply the new version of Appleworks. I do wish the 'i' would be dropped. Make the iPhone; ApplePhone, MacPhone or Newton Phone.

    When Apple changed the iBook to Macbook and changed the powerbook to Macbook pro and Powermac to Mac Pro. I wondered would the iMac be made the MacMac or just simply Mac:D.
     
  14. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    Interesting.

    I'd heard that SJ called him iCEO, with the "i" standing for "interim." The prefix apparently stuck and was then used in iMac, iPod, and other apple brand names. Is this an urban myth?
     
  15. 7on macrumors 601

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    I think it was after the iMac though
     
  16. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    I think "i" is just personification of our apple products, kind of like they are a part of us. IMO
     
  17. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I never noticed the i. How long's that been there?
     
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    Id like to think its innovation.

    But i think it was internet but know its a case of it is related with apple.

    I imagine they may choose to slowly reduce the use of i but they can never change the iPod name.
     

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