Companies do name their yet-to-be-released softwares and things in a funny way. Google even names its official Android OSs in a weird way: Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and now Ice Cream Sandwich. Though, Apple does put decent names for its iOS versions like, iOS 4,5 etc, but we didn’t know about the code names of its iOS versions released so far, until now.
A developer and hacker, Steve Troughton-Smith, revealed that Apple internally uses codenames for its iOS versions as well.
They are as follows:
- 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
You can notice that all the names have a resemblance to ski resorts.
Another specific thing that was pointed out by the hard working folks at iDownloadBlog was that,
If you cast your gaze to the first name on that list, you will notice that iOS 1.0 was given the name “Alpine” by Apple’s engineers. If you’re of the jailbreaking persuasion then you may also know that the default password for every iPhone when connecting over SSH is, you guessed it, “alpine.”
So what do you think about these names?