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Hidden Meaning of “S” in iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6S, & iPhone XS

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In this post, you will learn about the hidden meaning of S in iPhone models. Yes, there is something hidden in the phone name. There is a hidden meaning behind your favorite pizza restaurant’s logo.

Another hidden meaning behind the logo of your car. There is a hidden meaning behind the logo or name of any brand that you are using.

In shorts, every name and logo of our daily use products has some hidden meaning.

They may seem simple but there is something more behind that. Similarly, there is a deep meaning behind all ‘S’ in iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6S.

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Many of us are using Apple iPhone but have any of you ever think about the hidden meaning in name of your model. I am sure you didn’t.

Because after getting an iPhone for the first time, the only thing that matters is that You have an iPhone now!

Of course, iPhone is the best gadget in the smartphone segment and has the most loyal user base who only want iPhone.

Over the years, Apple has revolutionized the Smartphone industry with its iPhone series, and everyone loves that too.

Not only this, with every update the Smartphone gets better every year. Do you know Some Interesting Facts About Apple That You Aren’t Aware Of?

Although Apple has a wide variety of devices including desktops, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple Watch, etc. It was Apple who showed us even a desktop can look “Sexy” when they launched their first product.

Later, there was a time when iPod became a hit for music lovers and everyone wanted to have one. After Sony’s Walkman, iPod was the most popular and lovable gadget for music freaks.

After these years and after so many products today, Apply is widely popular because of its most popular product and that is the iPhone. With their recent launch for iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple is ready to hit new benchmarks. 

The smartphone is the most competitive market in the world and still, Apple has managed to stay far ahead of its competitors. So, let’s talk about some hidden meanings behind popular iPhone’s “S” models.

Hidden Meaning of S in iPhone 3GS

This was the first iPhone model which used “S” in the name. In iPhone 3GS, “S” stood for speed. It was the fastest Smartphone of the time with 3G technology.

It changed the way anyone used the internet on the Smartphone. That was the time when you could actually call a phone Smart. 

iPhone 3GS proved a game-changer in terms of Speed at that time, and so they named it iPhone 3GS. Apple claimed the device to be more powerful and faster than iPhone 3G and the device proved it too.

Siri Introduces with iPhone 4S

Once again Apple introduced an upgraded version with the letter “S” in it. This time “S” stood for Siri. If you are an iPhone user, then you are definitely using this powerful assistant on your smartphone. 

If you are an android user, then the chances are very high that you know about what Siri is. 

Siri allows its users to operate the phone by giving commands to a robotic system. Siri is the name of that robotic system.

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Although, there were not many differences between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S in terms of design. But, iPhone 4S was actually way ahead of than iPhone 4S.

iPhone 5S – S Stands for Security

With more advanced technology, there come some drawbacks too. The digital revolution with smartphones made our life easier, and we loved all that too.

But, this increased the chance of hacking too. Because everything which is on the internet or in digital mode is hackable.

At that time, the most important thing that anyone will care about is SECURITY. Which is more Secure: Android or iPhone?

Apple iPhone 5S was a game-changer in Security and thus got additional “S” in its name. Apple introduces Touch ID for the first time in Smartphones keeping in mind the amount of data people started storing in their smartphones.

Thus, iPhone 5 got an additional “S” for security and iPhone users got more security.

Hidden Meaning of S in iPhone 6S

Three things are covered in the last 3 models of the iPhone.  Well, this time Apple put additional “S” in iPhone 6S which Stood for “Screen”. Apple introduced a 3D touch screen that is multitouch and multidimensional.

This is an amazing feature with which you can launch specific actions after deep press instead of launching the apps.

You can click pictures, selfies, record videos, reply to messages, switch keyboards, and much more. Isn’t it cool!

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Hidden Meaning of S in iPhone XS

After skipping for iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, Apple brings back the letter “S” in their smartphone model name. iPhone XS also has a hidden meaning of S.


iPhone X or (iPhone 10) was launched in 2017. Later in 2018, Apple launched iPhone XS in 2018. Now, it confused many people to think what’s the meaning of S in this version. Well, S in iPhone XS means small and being used here as half.

It makes the new iPhone name as iPhone X and a half or iPhone 10 and a half or simple iPhone 10.5. iPhone XS was an upgrade to a previously launched smartphone but lacked the major upgrades. Hence, it became the next half version of the iPhone.

The point is to be noted how Apple brilliantly add and modify names for their smartphone. However, such things didn’t happen with iPhone 11 and iPhone 12.

Let’s see what Apple has in their mind for a new meaning of S in their upcoming smartphones.

So, these were the meaning behind the Apple iPhone name. You may come across many beliefs over it like some people claim “S” stands for Successor.

But that may not be the whole truth because if that was true then iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 must-have iPhone 7S and iPhone 8S instead of iPhone 7+ and iPhone 8+.

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