“Apple products have gone through a series of name changes through the years. Sure, it’s been ‘the Mac’ seemingly forever, but not just the Mac. Mac II, Mac LC, Mac SE, Mac Portable, Mac PowerBook, Mac Quadra, iMac, iBook, various G3 and G4 models, Mac mini, MacBook Air, Power Mac and MacBook Pro, and MacBook,” Wil Gomez writes for Mac360. “Whew. All Macs.”
“iPod, iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod Classic, iPhone iPhone G3 to iPhone 6s Plus and now iPhone SE. Times change and so do product names,” Gomez writes. “Say goodbye to OS X. Why? Because change.”
Gomez writes, “Apple’s naming schemes for operating systems have gone through changes, too. The iPhone’s operating system became iOS. Now we have watchOS, tvOS, and if the hints prove true, soon no more OS X; instead, macOS.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Say goodbye to trying to work ‘Mac’ and ‘OS X,’ but never ‘Mac OS X,’ into your MacDailyNews headlines,” says Messrs. and Mesdames Inside Baseball to themselves, hopefully.
Mac OS X was better than OS X and “macOS,” given tvOS, watchOS, and iOS, is even better today.