What does the i in iPod and DSi mean?

You will actually never guess...

Now and then you have to stop and wonder what the names of those everyday gadgets we often claim to not be able to live without actually mean?

What, for example, does the 'i' stand for in the Apple iPod and the Nintendo DSi?

A quick office poll drew up blank faces and an even quicker Google search of 'what does the i in iPod mean' suggests that it originally stood for 'internet' in the case of Apple's iMac brand.

However, an Apple rep told us that the i in iPod was just a brand name and not an acronmyn.

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zoydwheeler3579d ago

i have pretty much run out of ideas now.. ?

andyo133579d ago

when i heard DSi was that it was directly related to the cameras, (i, eye). ipod i didnt think the i stood for anything cept meant personal pod/music player, which it is, it's a personal device.

robertjamespaul3579d ago

Who cares, the DSi is far too expensive anyways.

danarc3579d ago

I always thought with the iPod stuff it was "internet." Made sense with iTunes, havent looked into the DSi though.

ShiftyLookingCow3579d ago

I guess on a serious note, i in DSi probably does stand for internet too, since using internet is how you get DSWare titles exclusive to DSi.

danarc3579d ago

I'm gonna stick with my internet theory then :P

SAiOSiN3579d ago

DS(eye).....the camera....

gusto3579d ago

Like with the GTi - stands for injection in cars, but in most people's minds just means "faster and better".

TOSgamer3579d ago

The i in DSi stands for inflated. Which is what the price on it is.

ShiftyLookingCow3579d ago (Edited 3579d ago )

for Apple its not just the price, also inflated ego. Though compared to other Apple products the inflation of the ego caused by iPhone is small since almost everyone and their dog owns one.

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