Apple may rename iOS to iPhoneOS and iPhone to Apple Phone


Apple’s iOS, the legendary operating system for iPhones is often considered the holy grail of smartphones. It is considered stable, smooth, and safe for its enthusiasts. Moreover, there’s almost no fragmentation between iPhones, since Apple manages to provide the most current version of its software to several of its devices, new and old ones. We have to agree that Apple has the perfect marriage here by having full control over its hardware and software with iOS. According to a report, the biggest overhaul on the iPhone’s operating system is coming – from iOS to iPhoneOS.

Back in the last year, Apple revealed iPadOS. Instead of providing a new iOS version for its iPad lineup, the company created a separate branch of its software focused on tablets – iPadOS. Apple Watch already has WatchOS, Mac has macOS, and now, a leak points out that Apple will rebrand its mobile operating system to iPhoneOS. Like it or not, you have to agree that this change makes perfect sense. Apple wants to have the image of its software versions directly associated with the product they are respectively focused on.

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iOS becomes iPhoneOS, iPhone becomes Apple Phone… seriously?

The info comes from a reliable leakster, Jon Prosser. He is very familiar with Apple-related information. Moreover, Max Weinbach of XDA-Developer further endorsed the reliability of this news. According to Weinbach, he received a mail stating that Apple will rename iOS to iPhoneOS. The XDA-Developer stated that the email even mentioned that the iPhone will be renamed Apple Phone. Okay, this is a big change, and we’re not sure about that. After all those years, would Apple rename its smartphone to Apple Phone? I think most customers will keep calling it iPhone, no matter what Apple says. So in the end, a change of this kind doesn’t make big sense.

All the news regarding the software will be revealed at Apple’s WWDC 2020 Conference which is scheduled for June 22. During the conference, we expect to see the revelation of Apple’s upcoming software updates. We’re expecting iPadOS 14, new WatchOS, and macOS updates. Moreover, we’ll have the big reveal of iOS 14, or as the rumor suggests, iPhoneOS 14.

So far what are your expectations? Do you think that a change in the way Apple calls its mobile operating system makes sense? What about the rumor that suggests an iPhone rebranding to Apple’s phone? Leave your opinion and thoughts in the comments section below.

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