The Secret Names of Apple iOS

By Jesus Diaz on at

These are the secret code names of iOS, the operating system powering the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:

• 1.0: Alpine (1.0.0 – 1.0.2: Heavenly)
• 1.1: Little Bear (1.1.1: Snowbird, 1.1.2: Oktoberfest)
• 2.0: Big Bear
• 2.1: Sugarbowl
• 2.2: Timberline
• 3.0: Kirkwood
• 3.1: Northstar
• 3.2: Wildcat (iPad only)
• 4.0: Apex
• 4.1: Baker
• 4.2: Jasper (4.2.5 – 4.2.10: Phoenix)
• 4.3: Durango
• 5.0: Telluride
• 5.1: Hoodoo

Apparently, half of them seem Californian ski resorts, while others are taken from the US National Forests.

Once upon a time, Mac OS X also had secret code names: names of big wild cats, starting with Cheetah. Then they were secret no more, when Steve Jobs decided to make the codename part of the actual name of the product. Mac OS X Tiger sounds a lot better than Mac OS X 10.4, right?

I doubt that this will ever happen with iOS, though. I'm not bloody upgrading to something called iOS Hoodoo. [Google Books via Twitter via TiPb via Cult of Mac]