Have you ever thought, why the last version of iPhone was named ‘iPhone 4S’? If no, then here is the answer given by Tim Cook. In iPhone 4S ‘S’ stands for “Siri” voice assistant as revealed by Tim Cook, Apple CEO in an interview given at All Things Digital conference.
He also mentioned that Siri still have some bugs but is an excellent product and very much loved by customers.
“Lot of people ask me that about iPad,” Cook said. “If you look back at iPod, we had an iPod and we changed it a few times and we kept calling it iPod. When we announced a new one and we called it iPod Mini. When we changed it massively we called it Nano.”
The same goes for the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. You don’t say you own a “MacBook Air 3.”
“You can stick with the name and people generally love that, or you can put a number at the end which denotes the generation,” said Cook. “And if you keep the same industrial design, as in the case of the 4S, some people might say it stands for Siri or speed. We were thinking of Siri when we did it. For the 3GS we were thinking of speed.”
Customers love it. But, there’s more that it can do, and… we have a lot of people working on this. I think you’ll be really pleased with what you see in the coming months on this. We’ve got some cool ideas about what Siri can do. We have a lot going on this.
However, when Apple moved from iPhone 3G to iPhone 3GS, the “S” in iPhone 3GS was incorporated for “Speed” due to dual-core A5 chip as announced by Phil Schiller’s in 2009. As WWDC is coming closer, Apple will definitely be bringing and new and enhanced features for Siri on iOS 6.
But one question still remains in my mind. Why does iPad 3 formally named as “the new iPad”? What will be the name of the next iPhone, will it be called “The new iPhone”? What do you think? Suggest some good names you would like to be of the coming iPhone 5. Lets see can anyone coincide with Apple.