Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is just a few days away and according to some tipsters, one of the things that’s probably on the cards is a renaming session. Leaks suggest that Apple’s proprietary iPhone software, the iOS, is going to be renamed to iPhone OS. And that’s not all, the iPhone too could be renamed to the Apple Phone.
The first tip about the iOS renaming comes from Jon Prosser who simply tweeted the two words - iPhone OS - last evening.
If this is correct, the upcoming iOS 14 could be called the iPhone OS 14. Given that Apple renamed the software for iPads to iPad OS in 2019 and added a bunch of features that were exclusive to the tab only, it is not impossible that Apple might choose to do the same for the iPhone.
In all probabilities, this is just going to be a name change and nothing more. But we will have to wait for WWDC to find out, or one of these tipsters can do us some favours.
Another change incoming, according to Max Weinbach who replied to Prosser’s tweet, is that Apple might rename the iPhone to the Apple Phone.
Weinbach says that he received a mail stating the change in the iOS name and also that the iPhone will be renamed.
A renaming in this case doesn’t make much sense at all, users will in all probabilities keep calling the iPhone an iPhone.