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Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by iMacBook, Aug 24, 2007.
What does the i in iPod, iPhone, iMac, iwhatever mean?
Does it stand for anything?
I can confirm personally that it means internet as well. Quote me!
I guess. That just sounds weird if you think about it.
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
How about everybody here say what they think the "i" should mean?
I say it should be "intelligent"
This is how I think of the "i" as well.
Yeah. My friend just told me that that is what it means. I think its a good idea. The "i" does sound better though.
originally it mean internet as in Internet Mac, Internet Book. but the iPod does not make sense with that. iPhone does though.
The 'i' has become a powerful brand of it's own. That's why Apple continues to use it where they do.
Oh yeah. Thats for sure. "i" anything is literally synonymous with Apple now a days.
I think it's kind of like the "Army of One" campaign, except less dumb.
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.
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.
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?
I think it was after the iMac though
I think "i" is just personification of our apple products, kind of like they are a part of us. IMO
I never noticed the i. How long's that been there?
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.