So far we have called iOS 14 the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system, but perhaps we are using the wrong name. And it is that, according to the latest rumors, the Cupertino company could change the name of iOS to iPhone OS.
This is stated through your Twitter account Jon Prosser, founder of YouTube channel Front Page Tech and technology analyst. The leaker has limited himself to writing the tweet that you can see a little below, with the words “iPhone OS”, and other popular filters, including Max Weinbach of XDA Developers, confirm that they have also heard the rumor.
In fact, Weinbach goes further and points out that he received an email that also claimed that Apple will change the name of the iPhone to Apple Phone, although it did not give credibility.
Dude I got a random email saying Apple would rename iOS to iPhone OS and the iPhone to Apple Phone and I didn’t believe it …
– Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) June 18, 2020
These are the only clues that we have that Apple could change the name of iOS in the near future, but considering that the information comes from analysts who have a long history of successful leaks, it is possible that iPhone OS is going to be the new name. of the company’s mobile operating system.
Also, if we consider the names of the operating systems of the other Apple products, the change makes sense: iPadOS for iPad, watchOS for Apple Watch, macOS for Mac, and tvOS for Apple TV. Seen this way, iOS is the only one that is out of tune and goes out of this name system.
So, if the rumors are correct, iOS will regain its original name to be renamed iPhone OS. In case you do not remember, this was the name of the iPhone operating system until 2010, at which time Apple decided to change it for iOS so that it would be more inclusive with the rest of the devices that used it.
At the moment it is only about rumors and there is no official confirmation from Apple, so we will have to wait to know if the information is true or not. Will Apple announce the change next Monday, June 22 at the WWDC 2020 keynote?