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Apple renames iPhone OS, iOS is the new moniker

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:39PM EST

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iWonder if Apple will ever break away from its very sucessful, and very annoying, “i” naming convention. Well, for the time being it doesn’t look like it. Today, at WWDC, Apple announced that the iPhone OS will be renamed and rebranded as simply: iOS. The move makes sense, as the artist code formerly known as iPhone OS has expanded from the iPhone to iPods and iPads alike. The name isn’t the catchiest thing we’ve ever heard, but hey…it is what it is. Oh, one last thing…the iOS 4 Gold Master candidate is due out today.