Know why “I” is used in “iPhone”

Debuted in 2007, iPhone took the world market by storm with its uncountable popularity among smartphone lovers.

And this popularity remains unaffected among smartphone users even 13 years after its launch. The customer base of the brand is constantly growing every day.

Despite this, many among us don’t know the meaning of “i” prefixed in “iPhone.” Well, we have an explanation for this long-ignored “I,” and it would definitely surprise you to know about it.

Long before the iPhone, the little “I” was used as a prefix with the first Apple product and, that was iMac, which could access the internet at the time.

It was a rare feature of the computer when Apple introduced its iMac in 1998. Therefore, the little “I” originated with “Internet” as its meaning. But when Steve Jobs introduced iMac, he told five different meanings of “I.”

“Steve Jobs said the ‘I’ stands for ‘internet, individual, instruct, inform, [and] inspire,’” Paul Bischoff, a privacy advocate at Comparitech, says.

“I” “didn’t have an official meaning,” Bischoff continues.

“He also alluded to it referencing ‘I’ as a personal pronoun, and ‘instruction’ for education purposes.”