What does the "i" stands for?

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  1. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    Ok this is a noob question but I can't seem to find an answer if there is actually one. I even googled it and asked a few people but no answer. What does the "i" stands for in iworks, icalender, ichat ect? I think the "i" represents myself/me or it means nothing at all.
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    the "i" originated with the first iMacs, and it stood for 'internet' at the time because of how easy it was to get, set up, and get online with. since then the 'i' has become Apple's thing.
     
  3. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    Internet as in the iMac
    Interim as in Steve Jobs being the iCEO when he came back in 97
    The rest of the products followed.
    iPod was originally intended as a name for a booth (at airports and whathaveyou) where people would go online.
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Dead on, I remember that keynote :D
     
  5. jng macrumors 65816

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    "i" as in me! lol. at least that's what I like to think. :)
     
  6. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    today I noticed that my personalized google homepage turned into iGoogle. before it was just http://google.com/ig

    there should be a conspiracy theory coming up very soon...
     
  7. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    it started because the iMac got released at the beginning (arguably) of the "i"nternet revolution. basically now all it means is that its a consumer product, rather than a pro product.. i guess lowercase "i"s are too unsophisticated for pros.:rolleyes:

    *realizes the irony in what i just said in reference to iWork*
     
  8. Rollershapple macrumors regular

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  9. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    har har har...
     

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