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Apple seems to put the “i” infront of everything. No pun intended. Sorry, bad joke. But seriously.. what Apple product doesn’t have the infamous lowercase i? We’ve come to just accept it but do we even know what it means? Maybe not.. but now you will!

You may be surprised to know that there is not one but five different I-words that the “i” in iPhone represents. The first Apple product with an “i” in its name was the iMac computer, released back in 1998. The “i” originally stood for Internet, to highlight the Mac’s revolutionary Internet capacities. But when that first iMac launched, the “i” had several other meanings as well. When Steve Jobs introduced the iMac, he displayed a presentation with four other potential i-meanings.

Individual

Instruct

Inform

Inspire

The “i” prefix then stuck around for most of Apple’s succeeding products.

What do you think the I stood for?