It is a common practice for the tech manufacturers to name every version of their latest product release. They usually follow a special sequence for that and every new product release falls under that sequence. For instance, the names used by Intel – a popular brand that manufactures Integrated Circuits –based on different geographical locations. Some popular releases from Intel are named after mountains, rivers or towns – like Xeon and Sandy Bridge. The same goes for iOS version codenames. These are the codenames given by Apple to its iOS releases. But what do iOS codenames follow?
iOS Version Codenames
The apple iosversions history shows that the version codenames that apple uses – used internally only and not publicly–are named after the ski resorts all over the world. Even though people do not know what different versions of iOS that their iPad, iPhone or iPod may be using are called in code names, they still exist and are used internally by Apple for recognizing its different products. Listed here are all the version codenames for iOS.
1.0 Alpine (1.0.0 – 1.0.2: Heavenly)
1.1 Little Bear (1.1.1: Snowbird, 1.1.2: Oktoberfest)
2.0 Big Bear
3.2 Wildcat (iPad only)
4.2 Jasper (4.2.5 – 4.2.10.)
There is no specific order or reason for various ski resorts to appear on the list and even some of the lesser known ones are used as iOS version codenames by the developers of the iOS. And knowing about these codenames doesn’t add to anything but your knowledge of the iOS versions that you are using on your iPhone, iPad or iPod.