Did you know the meaning behind ‘i’ in iPod, iPhone and iPad?

Nowadays, saying the ‘apple’ would bring associations with a tech company rather than a fruit, and things like iPod, iPhone and iPad are household names, but did you know that…
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1. Caralho

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4. james004

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Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

i for eye. i for illuminati.

14. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

100% agree!

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Someone must be very bored at phonearena


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol ..... how dare you steal my thunder!?

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Victor H. did you know that Apple's logo "apple" is poisonous, there is a story about that too! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

2. MarkArigayo

Posts: 240; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Thanks. Now I really know.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30483; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Legendary, iconic, and synonymous with success.

5. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Kinda getting watered down due to the plethora of other companies placing an "i" in front of their device names as well. Is that a testament to Apple? Sure, but it's getting old in some ways too.

8. Feanor

Posts: 1266; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Indeed. Apple should have sued BMW when they came with the name iDrive... or not; after all BMW is a premium brand and iDrive alluded to Apple products in a way that could only be a free advertisement for Apple. And then other companies followed...

28. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

idrive was so ahead of its time that left most buyers confused and frustrated! fact!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Please define plethora for him as, it's beyond his comprehension.

10. Lboogey6

Posts: 281; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Not an apple fan but it's still interesting and historic

11. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

iConic, iCool

12. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

i still can't understand what you say about "i", so someday i will make the "u" device

15. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Hahaha..... Like the uPad

13. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I is the same as 'eye', it's a symbol.of the Illuminati, that is the real reason, nothing else ;-)

16. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

At first I thought that was Ashton Kucther. Then I realized it was Steve Jobs when he was young.

17. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I knew that. But they're sometimes overused.

18. tenho1982

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Just for fun, who in here really cares what the i means?

19. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

The first IMac was a hit The speakers on that thing was loud

20. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Macman? That really makes me question Steve Jobs' reputation as a marketing genius. Plus, it's clearly a ripoff of Walkman.

41. Kaiser2007

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 16, 2013

It comes from Pac-Man.

21. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

"...things of different value like individual and imagination. These are the core Apple values built in the names of the current iPod, iPhone and iPad. " Mmm yes. Things like individual, imagination and Think Different immediately pop in to my head, when I think of iPhones and iPads . Oh no, wait! The opposite things... the opposite things pop in to my head, when I think of those products.Products with no options for personalization to set one apart from the other.

22. kevinhope5

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23. kevinhope5

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iRead the whole article, how iStupid! How do you eXplain the first Pod in October 2001 without iNternet. Quite frankly, the "i" should stand for: iNsufferable iNcomplete iDiotic iMaginary iNsolent iNtrusive iNcapable iSham .... etcetera

26. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Ofcourse I knew it.

30. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

icrap ijunk ish*t

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