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Telepod, Mobi, Tripod and iPad – the iPhone name that could’ve been

9to5Mac:

At an event at the University of Arizona’s Department of Marketing, former Apple advertising lead Ken Segall has shared some additional details into the naming behind Apple’s massively popular smartphone. While Apple ended up calling its industry-changing smartphone the “iPhone,” Apple considered a few other names. — 9to5Mac

It’s a short article but definitely worth a read. The names provided, whilst I suspect are only a small selection of what was considered, may seem a little odd (Tripod seems just downright silly) but it’s an interesting insight into the types of names Apple were considering before they put an “i” in front of the “phone”.

Sometimes the simplest solution isn’t the one we think of first.