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    What does the 'i' in iPad/iPod/iMac stand for?

    Been wondering this for a while. What does the 'i' stand for in Apple products?

    Some links seem to think it stands for 'internet' but surely this doesn't apply to all products, for example does iLife just do internet thingys (I actually don't know as I would rather lick a car battery than use a mac).

    I like to think it means idiotPad and idiotPod, but obviously this isn't what Steve Jobs had in mind.

    So, what does it all mean (if anything at all)?

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    isn't it intelligent?

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    Depends on who you believe. Google it and you will see fierce debate over what it stands for.
    The i in iMac apparently stood for 'Internet' but now appears to just be a brand and the i means nothing.

    Or as one wag put it "I Paid Out of my Derriere"
    Last edited by sparkeh; 24th November 2010 at 11:54 AM.

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    idiot...

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    Incontinent? (Gives the iPad a whole new meaning)

    Impotence? (I'm not going to put anything for this one without the presence of a lawyer)

    More to come....

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    I've always classed it as irritating that said... I've always presumed Jobsie meant it as interactive

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    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    Incontinent? (Gives the iPad a whole new meaning)

    Impotence? (I'm not going to put anything for this one without the presence of a lawyer)

    More to come....
    Oh my, I feel a repeat of @facebook.com!

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    irrelevant?

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    incandescent... awesome word!

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    inspirational (the answer was originally 'Internet', the e in eMac was 'Education').

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    In that case, mine is 'lack of i(nternet)phone... grrrrrrrr

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    I always took it as meaning it's uniquely "my" music player, "my" Mac, whatever - the "i" symbolizing that it's a personal device?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    I always took it as meaning it's uniquely "my" music player, "my" Mac, whatever - the "i" symbolizing that it's a personal device?
    But then shouldn't it be a capital 'i'? you write "I own an iPod" not "i own an iPod"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I like to think it means idiotPad and idiotPod, but obviously this isn't what Steve Jobs had in mind.
    I wouldnt be suprised if that was indeed what Jobs had in mind. Apple do seem to treat their customers as idiots, which since most of them keep coming back and would defend apple to the death, would seem to indicate Jobs' persumed assertion is infact true.




    Personally I think it stands for "I've got a small ..... but I can't afford a BMW"
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