Apple Inc. may rename its popular operating system for its smartphones ahead of its annual conference. The company seems to be thinking about renaming iOS ahead of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2020. As per online rumours and reports, iOS may get renamed to iPhoneOS. Apple’s smartphones and tablets, both run on its popular iOS system.
However, the company had already introduced iPadOS in 2019. Notably, iOS is the only Apple software that does not include the product name. This may soon change if reports are to be believed.
Jon Prosser who is a popular YouTuber has posted a tweet hinting at the possibility that iOS may get renamed to iPhone OS. He simply wrote, “iPhoneOS” but added no further. This claim was further given more weightage by XDA TV host, Max Weinbach has also replied saying that he has heard similar news.
Apple usually reveals all its new software during the annual developers’ conference so that the developers can start testing and optimising their applications around the new software. The WWDC 2020 is scheduled for the upcoming Monday, June 22. Thus, it seems likely that the smartphone manufacturer may actually announce the new name during the conference. However, iOS also operates on the iPod touch. Thus, it isn’t yet clear if the iPod Touch will also use the iPhone OS or the firm will introduce an additional iPodOS.
Furthermore, besides the nomenclature changes, Apple is expected to share several software updates during the annual conference. The company is expected to introduce, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS 10.16 as well as tvOS 14 during the event. Moreover, we are also likely to see some AR improvement updates in the coming month.
The WWDC 2020 may also see some hardware launches. In the past, Apple had used the platform to unveil HomePad and MacPro in 2017 and 2019 respectively. The major announcements are expected in the special keynote starting at 10:30 pm IST on Monday.