2019-08-09 17:14:06  每日学英语

The question still remains about what the s and the c stand for in the iPhone, though there are theories and evidence to back up several meanings. For the i Apple uses in the branding of its products, the answers have been revealed.


The meaning of the i in devices such as the iPhone and iMac was actually revealed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs a long time ago. Back in 1998, when Jobs introduced the iMac, he explained what the i stands for in Apple's product branding.

在iPhone和iMac等设备中,i的含义其实是由苹果联合创始人史蒂夫•乔布斯(Steve Jobs)很久以前提出的。1998年,当乔布斯推出iMac时,他解释了i在苹果产品品牌中的含义。

The i stands for Internet, Jobs explained. The iMac's job was to make accessing the Internet simpler and more intuitive, though intuitive wasn't revealed to be one of the words represented by that i.


Even though this is a full-blooded Macintosh, we are targeting this for the number one use that consumers tell us they want a computer for, which is to get on the Internet - simply, and fast, Jobs said. And that is what this product is targeted for.



Macintosh n. Apple公司于1984年推出的一种系列微机 苹果公司生产的一种型号的计算机 (Mac)麦金托什机

But like compact and cheap, some of the words thrown around for the c in devices like the iPhone 5c, the i has more than one meaning. It's just that Internet would be the first definition of the i if there was a dictionary on Apple terms.

但就像在iPhone 5c等设备中出现的一些有关c的词,compact(简洁的)、cheap一样,i也有不止一个意思。如果有一本关于苹果术语的字典的话,互联网将是i的第一个定义。

Secondary meanings of the i include individual, inspire, inform and instruct.