Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2010 12:13 PM (in response to alhoussainy)Back in the day when the very first iMac was introduced, it was stated that the "i" was for "internet". Back then, it was hard to set computers up for an internet connection and the iMac was supposed make it very easy ("there's no step 3", to quote the ad from way back then).
But these days, I don't think it really stands for anything any more. People have come to associate an "iAnything" with Apple.
Why is that so important?iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPad Wi-Fi+3G
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2010 12:21 PM (in response to alhoussainy)HI and welcome.....
I was told when I bought my first iMac (1998) the "i" stood for internet.
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2010 3:56 AM (in response to alhoussainy)
but apple did not announce officaly if "i" stand for "internet"
Read the 2nd paragraph here:
or read this interview with the person who came up with the name "iMac":
maybe another word such " intelligence" ?
Probably not. You can continue guessing other words starting with "i" that it may be, or you can just accept what you've been told.iMac 20", MacBook, Time Capsule, Airport Express, AppleTV 2, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS 32GB, iPad 32GB
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2011 4:41 PM (in response to alhoussainy)Of course you can always go for the "official" side of things like the others have posted, but a more informative approach would be that it stands for:
and so forth
After all, it turns out to be all of those things to those using the iMachines.iMac G5 17", Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPad (4.2.1); PM 7600/132+G4/450 (Mac OS 9.1)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2011 2:57 PM (in response to alhoussainy)
Maybe if you look back to 1996 after Steve Jobs sold his OS "next" to apple for something like 400 million dollars, I beleive. He came back as what he refered to as "iCEO" at a keynote address the "i" meaning interim CEO. Its only speculation but I would have to say it was a clever little inside joke on his behalf, seeing how since his return he took the company from the brink of falling apart to one of the most valuable tech companies in the world. so now maybe thats his way of never letting certain people forget it. Thats my guess anyways.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2011 11:10 AM (in response to alhoussainy)
If you recall in the 1998 Apple Back on Track Keynote, while introducing the iMac, Steve showed a slide of what the "i" stood for; and it was,
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2012 6:54 AM (in response to alhoussainy)
I myself am 18 now and have been around apple products: ipod, imac, iphone etc, ever since I was 8. and honestly for the last 10 years I thought the "i" stood for interactive. It makes since, "interactive phone" , "interactive macintosh" ' "interactive portable audio device" (I know a is not in ipod but i dont know what the o stands for) I may be right but im probably not im just throwing my oppinion out there.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2012 1:21 AM (in response to alhoussainy)
i in iPod stands for some thing personal, like it gives you a Sense that you own it or it make's the iPad, iPod, iMac, etc stand out in the market, How many people do you hear say "I will call them on my iPhone" instead of saying "I will call them on my phone" Apple has very cleverly branded there product name!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 7:10 PM (in response to alhoussainy)
Thanks for asking this question. It certainly prompted some fun answers especially towards the end of this thread. For my two sense may I suggest that the lower case is used for I as in "my". Works for me but no so much for earlier Macs.