iMac, iPhone, iPad, iCloud i…. like in I or something else? What does this lowercase letter stand for?
The first iMac was introduced by Steve Jobs on May the 7th 1998. The Mac was called the iMac and started the i-line of products. But what did the letter stand for? Watch this video from the launch:
The i was for internet, but was later expanded to also stand for “Internet, Individual, Instruct, Inform, and Inspire”. Why internet? Internet was the hottest thing at the time, and this machine would allow the users to access that easy and fast. It was the main selling point at the time, and the meaning of the letter was later expanded to symbolize other things the users might perceive perceive as important.