hidden meaning of s in iphone

In this post your would find about 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 logos 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 matters that You have an iPhone now! Of course iPhone is the best gadget of it’s segment and has most loyal user base who only want iPhone.

Over the years, Apple has revolutionized the Smartphone industry with it’s iPhone series and everyone love 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 its 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 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 iPhone. With their recent launch for iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple is ready to hit new benchmarks. Smartphone is 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 meaning behind popular iPhone’s “S” models.

Hidden Meaning of S in iPhone 3GS

This was 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 internet on the Smartphone. That was the time when you could actually call a phone Smart. iPhone 3GS proved game changer in terms of Speed at that time, and so they named it as 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 upgraded version as 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 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 command to a robotic system. Siri is the name of that robotic system.

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

iPhone 5S – S Stands for Security

With more advance technology, there come some drawbacks too. Digital revolution with Smartphone made our life easier, and we loved all that too. But, this increased the chance of hacking too. Because everything which is on 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 introduce Touch ID for the first time in Smartphones keeping in mind the amount of data people started storing in their Smartphone. Thus, iPhone 5 got additional “S” for security and iPhone users got more security.

Hidden Meaning of S in iPhone 6S

Three things covered in last 3 models of iPhone.  Well this time Apple put additional “S” in iPhone 6S which Stood for “Screen”. Apple introduced 3D touch screen which 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 video, reply to messages, switch keyboard, and much more. Isn’t it cool!

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So, these were meaning behind 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+.

Hidden Meaning of S in iPhone XS

After skipping for iPhone 7 and iPhone 8, Apple bring back 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 half or iPhone 10 and half or simple iPhone 10.5. iPhone XS was an upgrade to previously launched smartphone but lacked the major upgrades. Hence, it became the next half version of iPhone.

The point is to be noted how Apple brilliantly add and modify names for their smartphone. However, such thing didn’t happen with iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. Let’s see what Apple has in their mind for new meaning of S in their upcoming smartphones.

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  1. As an iPhone user everybody needs to know the meaning of S in the iPhone. You showed that simply. Thanks

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