RUMOR: Apple to rename iPhone OS to ‘iOS’ (with video)

A YouTube video and an unrelated tip have converged to spell out “iOS.”

According to our tipster, Apple will rename iPhone OS to “iOS” in order to “better reflect the diversity of devices that will run the operating system: iPhone, iPod touch, and future devices to be announced.”

A YouTube video, not from our tipster, from “artmach1,” shows “iOS” on a background that seems to closely match Apple’s special event invitation (see below) along with the text description: shaky cam grab out of some apple tablet presentation rehearsal for tomorrows brand new thing—I think any way. might have been enhanced from a pen cam or something. or hidden in a backpack or a box of equipment.

Direct link via YouTube here.

MacDailyNews Note: This is an unconfirmed RUMOR. We cannot confirm the veracity of this report or the video or its accompanying text.

Apple special event invitation:


  1. May be the first in many steps to move away from a numbered OS naming scheme for all products. “OS X 11.x.x” is a clunky and confusing reference. It’s a problem that will need to be solved in the next few years, so perhaps this is the beginning….

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