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  • Apple Hits The Slopes for iOS Code Name Inspiration


    Ever wonder where the inspiration comes from for the code names used in myriad builds of the company's iOS mobile operating platform? Perhaps if you're an avid skier, the inspiration may be more apparent to you than others.

    Developer Steve Troughton-Smith is the man who uncovered the connection between code names and the ski slopes. As it turns out, Apple uses the names of prominent ski resorts across North America for the purpose of identifying its iOS versions. For example, iOS version 5.0 was christened with the code name "Telluride," after the beautiful ski resort in Colorado.

    Apple has been up to this trick for some time, it appears, as the iOS code names uncovered to date include the following:

    1.0: Alpine
    1.1: Little Bear
    2.0: Big Bear
    2.1: Sugarbowl
    2.2: Timberline
    3.0: Kirkwood
    3.1: Northstar
    3.2: Wildcat
    4.0: Apex
    4.1: Baker
    4.2: Jasper
    4.3: Durango
    5.0: Telluride
    5.1: Hoodoo

    Now that the developer community has unearthed the ski resort connection, one can only wonder if Apple will continue with this running theme.

    Source: Steve Troughton-Smith (Twitter)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Hits The Slopes for iOS Code Name Inspiration started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Arceus498's Avatar
      Arceus498 -
      ...
    1. TooSlo's Avatar
      TooSlo -
      Slow news day? This has been obvious for quite some time...
    1. iNT3Rv3NTiONZz's Avatar
      iNT3Rv3NTiONZz -
      So THIS IS WHY alpine is the root password! Ive always been intrigued as to why this was
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by TooSlo View Post
      Slow news day? This has been obvious for quite some time...
      Every day is a slow news day for MMi, sans 5 or 6 days a year
    1. Gaijinboy's Avatar
      Gaijinboy -
      No Whistler?
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      Why was the SSH root password in 1.1.1 "dottie"?
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      That's pretty cool, I had no idea. Nice catch messany and of course the person who caught this.