Jon Prosser, a dependable tipster and YouTube persona, has tweeted “iPhone OS” and given start to numerous speculations. The most typical one has made tech fanatics and specialists wonder if Apple is planning to rebrand iOS to iPhone OS. It is price noting that that is the identify Apple used for the OS in the course of the first three years and earlier than altering it to iOS in 2010.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 18, 2020
As far as one other rebranding is anxious, it’s absolutely a stunning transfer however not one thing that’s unattainable to consider. We noticed Apple tweaking iOS for iPad units and renaming it to iPadOS final 12 months. This might be a transfer to make it simpler for informal customers to distinguish amongst completely different OSes and know which one is supposed for what machine. It already refers to Apple Watch OS as watchOS and Apple TV OS as tvOS that are self-explanatory names.
Another necessary factor to remember is that iOS presently runs on iPhone and iPod units. So one of many causes for renaming it to iPhone OS might be discontinuation of iPods. Apple has already stopped producing all of its variants apart from the iPod Touch which is actually an iPhone with out assist for telephone capabilities.
But earlier than our readers get enthusiastic about any of this stuff, we want to make it clear that these are merely speculations based mostly on a two phrases tweet from Prosser. We would suggest that you simply watch for additional particulars and particularly till the WWDC itself to know if any of that is true.