Apple considered naming iPhone ‘Telepod,’ ‘Mobi,’ ‘TriPod’

Ken Segall, former ad agency creative director for NeXT and Apple, recently revealed several other names Apple considered for the iPhone. “Telepod,” “Mobi,” and “TriPod” were all considered for the name of the device before Apple settled on the iPhone moniker. Apple believed “Telepod” was a futuristic twist to telephone, Segall said, and “pod” was already in use for Apple’s iPods. “Mobi” was a shortened version of the word “mobile,” and “TriPod” comes from the iPhone being marketed as a “tri” device — phone, iPod, and internet device. Segall revealed that iPad was also considered as a name for the iPhone. [via 9to5Mac]

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