Why does Apple use the lower case "i" in front of some of their products?

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  1. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    Because it's neat. It used to stand for 'internet' ie original iMac. Although the 'i' grew to stand for so much more, mostly I as in self, as in the iProduct you're using is an extension of yourself. Now it's mostly for branding.
     
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    By predating it? :eek:
     
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    The iMac came out in '99 the first iRiver (now iriver) didn't come out until 2000.
     
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    Wait, wasn't the iMac's 10th anniversary this year? I could've sworn I saw a thread here about it...
     
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    It is. The iMac came out in '98 @ MacWorld.
     
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    Ah, that's what I thought. Thank you.:)
     
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    ah my mistake, you're right!
     
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    But that's a good thing, because it only further proves your point! :)
     
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    The "i" originally stood for internet, however, it was soon turned into a consumer product designation (iMac, iBook, iPod, etc), but Apple has now turned to throwing it where it sounds cool instead of for indication of consumer products (like the MacBook).
     
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    Before Steve begat the iMac, there was eWorld (1994) and the eMate (1997). I believe these were Apple's first two lowercase products.
     
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    Dopey me! I thought they predated the iMac by a couple of years. :eek:
     

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