Apple to rename iOS to ‘iPhone OS’ at WWDC, says Jon Prosser
Apple will rename iOS to its original “iPhone OS” name next week at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) claims Jon Prosser, potentially to fit the iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS naming convention for its other operating systems.
When Apple released the original iPhone back in 2007, it ran an operating system called iPhone OS, with the iOS name being introduced in June 2010, shortly after Apple unveiled the very first iPad.
Prosser dropped the renaming suggestion today within a tweet which simply read “iPhone OS”. The leaker doesn’t elaborate on the apparent renaming or detail any new features expected to be announced next week when Apple will take to the stage to show the future of its operating systems.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 18, 2020
It’s unclear what will happen to the iPod – which runs iOS – if Apple were to rename it to “iPhone OS.”