Here are the secret code names Apple gives iOS internally


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Do you know your “Brighton” from your “Copper?” How about debating the merits of “Eagle” over “Castlerock?”

Every geek worth their salt loves a good code name, and just because Apple (unlike Android), never publicly refers to its mobile OS versions by names rather than numbers doesn’t mean it doesn’t have them.

You can check out the full list below. Who knows, maybe casually name-dropping “Innsbruck” like you’re a real insider will let you slip past the security guards at Apple HQ?

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
2.1: Sugarbowl
2.2: Timberline
3.0: Kirkwood
3.1: Northstar
3.2: Wildcat (iPad only)
4.0: Apex
4.1: Baker
4.2: Jasper (4.2.5 – 4.2.10: Phoenix)
4.3: Durango
5.0: Telluride
5.1: Hoodoo
6.0: Sundance
6.1: Brighton
7.0: Innsbruck
7.1: Sochi
8.0: Okemo
8.1: OkemoTaos
8.2: OkemoZurs
8.3: Stowe
8.4: Copper
9.0: Monarch
9.1: Boulder
9.2: Castlerock
9.3: Eagle

Personally, for simplicity’s sake, I’m glad that Apple sticks with the basic numbering system that it uses for iOS. But this is still a cool bit of trivia for Apple fans, and the naming process — based on things like ski resorts and golf courses — is a fun Easter Egg.

As well as a not-so-subtle reminder that whoever is doing the naming process for iOS is taking way better vacations than I am!

Via: iMore

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