what does he i in iPod, iPad stand for

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  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?

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    Brian, Nov 4, 2011
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  2. Brian

    News Guest

    On 11/4/2011 5:05 AM, Brian wrote:
    > Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?
    >



    "ego"
     
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  3. Brian

    Davoud Guest

    Brian:

    > Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?


    Internet.

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    D Finnigan Guest

    Brian wrote:
    > Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?
    >


    intendment
     
    D Finnigan, Nov 4, 2011
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    Wes Groleau Guest

    On 11-04-2011 05:05, Brian wrote:
    > Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?


    iNstigate iNteresting iNternet iNquiries

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  6. Brian

    David Empson Guest

    Brian <> wrote:

    > Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?


    Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").

    That naming convention started with the "iMac", in 1998. In general,
    Apple used it to identify products for personal/home/educational use as
    opposed to professional use:

    iMac vs Power Macintosh (for a while there was a cheaper "eMac" aimed at
    educational use, while the "iMac" was a more expensive model for home
    use).

    iBook vs PowerBook
    iTunes for managing personal music collections
    iPhoto for managing personal photo collections (vs Aperture)
    iMovie for home movies (vs Final Cut Pro)
    iDVD for making simple DVDs (vs DVD Studio Pro)

    (iSync, iCal, iChat, iBooks are others that come to mind).

    iPod is a personal music player.

    The personal vs professional aspect is blurred somewhat with the iPhone
    and iPad since there the same device covers both personal and
    professional use. The iPhone is clearly intended for use by one person,
    and some features of the iPad are best suited to having a single user.

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    David Empson, Nov 4, 2011
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  7. In article <>,
    Jolly Roger <> wrote:

    > > > Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > > > products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?

    > >
    > > Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").

    >
    > <http://www.cultofmac.com/20172/20172/>


    I like the last paragraph of that article:

    ³Dell and Apple: It¹s night and day,² Segall says. ³It¹s a
    transactional world Dell lives in. It¹s all about numbers. Everything
    they say about Apple making products for themselves is true. Apple ‹
    it¹s about changing the world. For everyone else, it¹s about the
    money.²

    --
    Tea Party Patriots is to Patriotism as
    People's Democratic Republic is to Democracy.
     
    Michelle Steiner, Nov 4, 2011
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  8. Brian

    David Empson Guest

    Jolly Roger <> wrote:

    > In article <1ka8bhv.f0olt11emg8s1N%>,
    > (David Empson) wrote:
    >
    > > Brian <> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > > > products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?

    > >
    > > Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").

    >
    > <http://www.cultofmac.com/20172/20172/>


    Thanks for the pointer. So it really meant several things as first
    envisioned (including "Internet" and "Individual").

    Since then, it seems to me that Apple's usage has mostly leaned towards
    the "individual" meaning, or keeping the convention to emphasise the
    association between related products (e.g. iPod/iPhone/iPad/iOS/iTunes).

    The "Internet" concept was an important point at first (e.g. the six
    step pictorial instructions that came with an iMac showing how easy it
    was to set up and get it on to the Internet) but was by no means
    specific to Apple products following that naming convention.

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    David Empson
     
    David Empson, Nov 5, 2011
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  9. Brian

    Brian Guest

    David Empson <> wrote:
    > Brian <> wrote:
    >
    >> Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    >> products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?

    >
    > Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").
    >
    > That naming convention started with the "iMac", in 1998. In general,
    > Apple used it to identify products for personal/home/educational use as
    > opposed to professional use:
    >
    > iMac vs Power Macintosh (for a while there was a cheaper "eMac" aimed at
    > educational use, while the "iMac" was a more expensive model for home
    > use).
    >
    > iBook vs PowerBook
    > iTunes for managing personal music collections
    > iPhoto for managing personal photo collections (vs Aperture)
    > iMovie for home movies (vs Final Cut Pro)
    > iDVD for making simple DVDs (vs DVD Studio Pro)
    >
    > (iSync, iCal, iChat, iBooks are others that come to mind).
    >
    > iPod is a personal music player.
    >
    > The personal vs professional aspect is blurred somewhat with the iPhone
    > and iPad since there the same device covers both personal and
    > professional use. The iPhone is clearly intended for use by one person,
    > and some features of the iPad are best suited to having a single user.


    Thanks David.
    It was interesting to read. Apple have been wise to give their products
    easy to remember names.

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    Brian, Nov 5, 2011
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  10. Brian

    Lewis Guest

    In message <1ka8bhv.f0olt11emg8s1N%>
    David Empson <> wrote:
    > Brian <> wrote:


    >> Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    >> products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?


    > Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").


    Try again. Apple has never said this.

    The assumption when the iMac came out was that it was 'Internet', but as
    I said, Apple never said.

    --
    'I really should talk to him, sir. He's had a near-death experience!'
    'We all do. It's called living.'
    Battlemage? That's not a profession. It barely qualifies as a hobby.
    'Battlemage' is about impressive a title as 'Lord of the Dance'. <PAUSE>
    I'm adding Lord of the Dance to my titles.
     
    Lewis, Nov 6, 2011
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  11. Brian

    Brian Guest

    Lewis <> wrote:
    > In message <1ka8bhv.f0olt11emg8s1N%>
    > David Empson <> wrote:
    >> Brian <> wrote:

    >
    >>> Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    >>> products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?

    >
    >> Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").

    >
    > Try again. Apple has never said this.
    >
    > The assumption when the iMac came out was that it was 'Internet', but as
    > I said, Apple never said.


    It's also interesting that the 'i' is in lowercase were if you refer to
    yourself then the i would be in uppercase. i could refer to 'eye' but
    somehow I don't think so.

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    Brian, Nov 6, 2011
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  12. Brian

    David Empson Guest

    Lewis <> wrote:

    > In message <1ka8bhv.f0olt11emg8s1N%>
    > David Empson <> wrote:
    > > Brian <> wrote:

    >
    > >> Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > >> products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?

    >
    > > Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").

    >
    > Try again. Apple has never said this.


    Apple never said anything about it. I was describing what the "i" prefix
    clearly has come to mean, based on the set of products which used that
    naming convention. Products intended for personal or individual use.

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    David Empson
     
    David Empson, Nov 6, 2011
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  13. Brian

    Brian Guest

    David Empson <> wrote:
    > Lewis <> wrote:
    >
    >> In message <1ka8bhv.f0olt11emg8s1N%>
    >> David Empson <> wrote:
    >>> Brian <> wrote:

    >>
    >>>> Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    >>>> products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?

    >>
    >>> Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").

    >>
    >> Try again. Apple has never said this.

    >
    > Apple never said anything about it. I was describing what the "i" prefix
    > clearly has come to mean, based on the set of products which used that
    > naming convention. Products intended for personal or individual use.


    I'm happy to accept that it the i must stand for the word individual.

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    Regards Brian
     
    Brian, Nov 7, 2011
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  14. Brian

    Tom Stiller Guest

    In article <1kad04k.1kcs81s149151hN%>,
    (David Empson) wrote:

    > Lewis <> wrote:
    >
    > > In message <1ka8bhv.f0olt11emg8s1N%>
    > > David Empson <> wrote:
    > > > Brian <> wrote:

    > >
    > > >> Out of interest does anyone know why there is an i in front of apple's
    > > >> products?. Does it stand for something like integrated maybe?

    > >
    > > > Apple's use of the "i" prefix means "personal" ("my").

    > >
    > > Try again. Apple has never said this.

    >
    > Apple never said anything about it. I was describing what the "i" prefix
    > clearly has come to mean, based on the set of products which used that
    > naming convention. Products intended for personal or individual use.


    According to the biography, "iMac" was one of five names suggested by
    the ad agency for the new Mac. Jobs didn't like at first but accepted
    it. There is no mention of any significance to the "i".

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    of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy. -- Ambrose Bierce
     
    Tom Stiller, Nov 7, 2011
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