iOS Version Code-Names Detailed

When Apple [AAPL] releases a new version of the iOS operating system the only names that we get are iOS 5.X for example. Developers see a little more which includes the build number which currently is 9B5117b for the latest beta.

What we see today though is that Apple actually use code-names just like Google does with Android versions. Google also uses a numbering system but is also open with code-names like Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich.

The list of iOS names is as follows:

1.0: Alpine (1.0.0 – 1.0.2: Heavenly)
1.1: Little Bear (1.1.1: Snowbird, 1.1.2: Oktoberfest)
2.0: Big Bear
2.1: Sugarbowl
2.2: Timberline
3.0: Kirkwood
3.1: Northstar
3.2: Wildcat (iPad only)
4.0: Apex
4.1: Baker
4.2: Jasper (4.2.5 – 4.2.10: Phoenix)
4.3: Durango
5.0: Telluride
5.1: Hoodoo

It is unknown why Apple don’t really make a fuss about code-names although it’s likely that as they are not really relevant to anything that they don’t see a need to make them as public as they could.

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