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iOS internal codenames show an affinity for skiing

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iOS internal codenames show an affinity for skiing
Codenames are some of the most fun parts of the tech world. Often, we'd prefer the codename to the official product name (ie the Nintendo Revolution vs the Wii). We almost always know the codename for new builds of Windows, we know the big cat theme for OS X and we know about the dessert themes for Android releases. Now, we're seeing the internal codenames for iOS builds, and there's a common theme here as well.

The leaked codenames for iOS come from Steve Troughton-Smith, and all have been taken from ski resorts around the United States. The list is:

  • 1.0: Alpine (1.0.0 – 1.0.2:Heavenly)
  • 1.1: Little Bear (1.1.1: Snowbird, 1.1.2: Oktoberfest)
  • 2.0: Big Bear
  • 2.1: Sugarbowl
  • 2.2: Timberline
  • 3.0: Kirkwood
  • 3.1: Northstar
  • 3.2: Wildcat (iPad only)
  • 4.0: Apex
  • 4.1: Baker
  • 4.2: Jasper (4.2.5 – 4.2.10: Phoenix)
  • 4.3: Durango
  • 5.0: Telluride
  • 5.1: Hoodoo


The codenames shouldn't be too surprising, since Steve Jobs often took his family on ski trips. It is a bit odd that it took this long for the codenames to leak out.


source: Steve Troughton-Smith via The Verge


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    posted on 05 Dec 2011, 21:43 4

    1. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


    hmmmm LOL...... Android = Desert
    Apple = Skiing
    Windows = Tropical fruit

    posted on 05 Dec 2011, 23:00 5

    3. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


    Ah yes, the cookies and donuts that aren't fully baked lol. ZING!

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 01:07 5

    6. jacko (unregistered)


    remember snow melts. ZING

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 01:53 1

    8. bigboy029 (Posts: 74; Member since: 03 Jan 2011)


    Unless of course you live in a small cabin in the mountain range in Alaska...

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 02:10

    9. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


    From a hot product

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 02:34 3

    10. jacko (unregistered)


    yea they catch on fire

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 12:17

    15. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


    Like an ice cream sandwich that freezes? ZING!

    posted on 05 Dec 2011, 23:30 2

    5. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


    Android=dessert

    posted on 05 Dec 2011, 22:55 1

    2. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


    hey.. where's the poconos.. lake tahoe? :)

    posted on 05 Dec 2011, 23:27

    4. Owlet (Posts: 446; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


    Heavenly and Northstar are at Tahoe. I skied both of them, fun! :-D

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 06:46

    14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


    oh.. okiedokie. :)

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 01:12

    7. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


    And who are the copy cats here?, LOL #JustForFun

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 04:13

    11. GYNGA (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


    Nokia

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 06:31 1

    13. hepresearch (unregistered)


    Mistral... Scirocco... Gregale... Bora... Chinook... Diablo... Fremantle... Harmattan. The Winds of Nokia Maemo/Meego devices... since 2005 (hint: prior to iOS, Android, or WP7... who is the copy cat now?)

    posted on 06 Dec 2011, 05:56

    12. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


    Those names are cool

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