iOS internal codenames show an affinity for skiing

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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    15 Comments

    1. ghost__uwi

    Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

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

    3. The_Miz

    Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

    6. jacko unregistered

    remember snow melts. ZING

    8. bigboy029

    Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

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

    9. The_Miz

    Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

    From a hot product

    10. jacko unregistered

    yea they catch on fire

    15. The_Miz

    Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

    Like an ice cream sandwich that freezes? ZING!

    5. Owlet

    Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

    Android=dessert

    2. remixfa

    Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

    4. Owlet

    Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

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

    14. remixfa

    Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

    oh.. okiedokie. :)

    7. SlimSoulja86

    Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

    11. GYNGA

    Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

    Nokia

    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?)

    12. tacohunter

    Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

    Those names are cool

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