People Are Just Now Discovering What The 'i' In IPhone Actually Means


Recently, many people have started to uncover the true meaning behind the 'i' in iPhone.

The global tech giant is one of the world's biggest brands.

Their products are famous, and whether you prefer Apple or Android, you can't deny Apple's success.

But there's one mystery that not everyone knows: What does the 'i' in iPhone stand for?

Several Apple products start with 'i', like the iPod, iPad, and iTunes store.


Throughout the years, people have tried to guess its meaning. One person on X (previously known as Twitter) thought, "Internet phone."

Another person thinks: "Apple or my eye (I). Hence iMac, iPad, iPod, iPhone."

"Innovation," someone else suggests.

"To me, the 'I' stands for intelligent. So it is 'Intelligent Phone'," a user states.

"Indispensable," says another comment.


So, are any of these guesses right? Well, partly, because according to Steve Jobs, there is five different meanings behind the 'i'.


Readers Digest reports that back in 1998 when the iMac was first introduced, Steve Jobs initially indicated that the 'i' stood for 'Internet.'

However, during his product presentation, he revealed that it had five different meanings: 'internet,' 'individual,' 'instruct,' 'inform,' and 'inspire.'

Mysteriously, he also hinted that the 'i' could potentially symbolize a 'personal pronoun' and 'instruction' for educational purposes. This ambiguity left room for various interpretations.


Jobs was known for his unconventional approach, whether in Apple's innovations or his hiring practices.

Surprisingly, the CEO of one of the world's largest companies preferred to evaluate potential hires over a beer, believing it was the best way to connect with them on a personal level.

Each time he considered hiring someone, he asked himself: "Would I have a beer with this person? Would I talk to him or her in a relaxed way while taking a walk?"


Steve Jobs had an unconventional approach to job interviews. Instead of formal meetings, he would invite candidates for a walk and a beer. He believed this relaxed atmosphere would encourage them to share more about their personal lives.

During these informal interviews, he'd ask questions like "What did you do last summer?" or "When was the last time you accomplished something?" His goal was to get to know the candidates better, and there were no right or wrong answers.


Jobs' decision to hire someone was based on these candid conversations.