iOS 14 may be called ‘iPhone OS’

The news: Just over 10 years after switching away from the iPhoneOS moniker, Apple may be reintroducing it at WWDC this year, according to Jon Prosser (86.7% accurate).

  • This would align the mobile operating system with every other major platform (ex. macOS, watchOS, tvOS)
  • iOS 14 is shaping up to be a smaller ‘S’ upgrade, similar to iOS 12

Our take: Shocking, but sensible. When you line every other platform up, there’s one outlier: iOS. Everything old really is new again.