List of Apple codenames

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The list of Apple codenames covers the codenames given to products by Apple Inc. during development. The codenames are often used internally only, normally to maintain secrecy of the project. Occasionally a codename may become the released product's name. Most of Apple's codenames from the 1980s and 1990s are provided by the book Apple Confidential 2.0.[1]

Accessories[edit]

Apple TV[edit]

Apple Watch[edit]

Apple-designed processors[edit]

Apple internal codenames are named after wind and weather patterns.[9]

Computers[edit]

Apple[edit]

Macintosh[edit]

eMac[edit]

  • Northern LightseMac (ATI Graphics)
  • P69eMac
  • Q86JeMac (2005)

iBook[edit]

iMac[edit]

Mac mini[edit]

Mac Pro[edit]

MacBook[edit]

MacBook Air[edit]
MacBook Pro[edit]

PowerBook[edit]

PowerMac[edit]

iPad[edit]

iPhone[edit]

iPod[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Brick – Apple's aluminum unibody manufacturing process
  • Garta & T288 – An augmented reality device & prototype [42]
  • Luck & Franc – Apple Glasses, an augmented reality device[43]
  • NexusRetail Store Initiative
  • Magnolia – Apple facility including a regenerative thermal oxidizer to reduce pollution[44]
  • TitanApple Car[44]

Software[edit]

Applications[edit]

iOS[edit]

The codename convention for iOS are ski resorts.[45][14][49]

  • iOS 1.x
Version Codename
1.0 Heavenly/Alpine
1.0.1 SUHeavenlyJuly
1.0.2
1.1 Snowbird
1.1.1
1.1.2 Oktoberfest
1.1.3 Little Bear
1.1.4
1.1.5
  • iOS 2.x
Version Codename
2.0 Big Bear
2.0.1
2.0.2
2.1 Sugar Bowl
2.1.1
2.2 Timberline
2.2.1 SUTimberline
  • iOS 3
Version Codename
3.0 Kirkwood
3.0.1
3.1 Northstar
3.1.1
3.1.2
3.1.3 SUNorthstarTwo
3.2 Wildcat
3.2.1
3.2.2
  • iOS 4
Version Codename
4.0 Apex
4.0.1
4.0.2
4.1 Baker
4.2.1 Jasper
4.3 Durango
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
4.3.4
4.3.5
  • iOS 5
Version Codename
5.0 Telluride
5.0.1
5.1 Hoodoo
5.1.1
  • iOS 6
Version Codename
6.0 Sundance
6.0.1
6.0.2
6.1 Brighton
6.1.1
6.1.2
6.1.3 BrightonMaps
6.1.4
6.1.5
6.1.6
  • iOS 7
Version Codename
7.0 Innsbruck
7.0.1
7.0.2
7.0.3 InnsbruckTaos
7.0.4
7.0.5
7.0.6
7.1 Sochi
7.1.1 SUSochi
7.1.2 Sochi
  • iOS 8
Version Codename
8.0 Okemo
8.0.1
8.0.2
8.1 OkemoTaos
8.1.1 SUOkemoTaos
8.1.2
8.1.3 SUOkemoTaosTwo
8.2 OkemoZurs
8.3 Stowe
8.4 Copper
8.4.1 Donner
  • iOS 9
Version Codename
9.0 Monarch
9.0.1
9.0.2
9.1 Boulder
9.2 Castlerock
9.2.1 Dillon
9.3 Eagle
9.3.1
9.3.2 Frisco
9.3.3 Genoa
9.3.4
9.3.5
  • iOS 10
Version Codename
10.0.1 Whitetail
10.0.2
10.1 Butler
10.1.1
10.2 Corry
10.2.1 Dubois
10.3 Erie
10.3.1
10.3.2 Franklin
10.3.3 Greensburg
  • iOS 11
Version Codename
11.0 Tigris
11.0.1
11.0.2
11.0.3
11.1 Bursa
11.1.1
11.1.2
11.2 Cinar
11.2.1
11.2.2
11.2.5 Dalaman
11.2.6
11.3 Emet
11.3.1
11.4 Fatsa
11.4.1 Gebze
  • iOS 12
Version Codename
12.0-12.3.2 Peace
  • iOS 13
Version Codename
13.0 Yukon
  • iOS 14
Version Codename
14.0 Azul

Mac OS System[edit]

Mac OS System is often cited as having multiple codenames.

Mac OS and Mac OS Server[edit]

The codename convention for Mac OS 8, 9, and Mac OS X Server 1.0 mostly follow musical terminology.

Mac OS 8 and 9[edit]

Mac OS X[edit]

The public releases of Mac OS X are named after big cats; however, the internal codenames are named after wine varieties.[50]

Mac OS X Server[edit]

macOS[edit]

Public release names for macOS are named after landmarks in California,[55] however the internal codenames naming convention follows after mountains.

tvOS[edit]

  • tvOS 9
Version Codename
9.0 MonarchTide
9.0.1
9.1 Tilden
9.1.1 Noble
9.2 Angora
9.2.1 Fern
9.2.2 Gilmore
  • tvOS 10
Version Codename
10.0 Union
10.0.1 Bugle
10.1 Clementine
10.1.1 Diamond
10.2 Emerald
10.2.1 Florence
10.2.2 Gold
  • tvOS 11
Version Codename
11.0 Topaz
11.1 Bass
11.2 Coyote
11.2.1
11.2.5 Dixon
11.2.6
11.3 Eaton
11.4 Francis
11.4.1 Grant
  • tvOS 12.x
Version Codename
12.0-12.3.2 Hope

watchOS[edit]

watchOS often follows the codename convention for beaches.[45][56]


  • watchOS Technologies

Burrito – Apple Watch sleep tracking (rumored, upcoming)[57]


  • watchOS 1
Version Codename
1.0 SkiHill
1.0.1 Bucket
  • watchOS 2
Version Codename
2.0 Bondi
2.0.1 Atlantic
2.1 Bahar
2.2 Angora
2.2.1 Fish
2.2.2 Goldfish
  • watchOS 3
Version Codename
3.0 Daytona
3.1 Blowfish
3.1.1 Catfish
3.1.3 Dogfish
3.2 Electric
3.2.2 Firefish
3.2.3 Ghostfish
  • watchOS 4
Version Codename
4.0 Fortune
4.1 Beluga
4.2 Catamaran
4.2.2 Dolphin
4.2.3
4.3 Emperor
4.3.1 Ferry
4.3.1 Gull
  • watchOS 5.x
Version Codename
5.0-5.2.1 Glory

Technologies[edit]

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