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?

Apple Uses Cool Code Names For iOS Internally; Here’s The Full List



Everyone knows that OS X has code names, and how they work: each version of OS X comes branded as a carnivorous big cat, ranked from smallest to largest. Likewise, Android’s got code names up their wazoo, twee little monikers taken from the realm of desserts like Gingerbread, Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich.

But did you know that iOS has code names too? They aren’t publicized, but internally, Apple refers to the latest version of iOS by a number of cool monikers.