How Apple Names Things

How Apple Names Things

I love the way Apple names things: FireWire, App Nap, iPhone, iPod, EarPod, AirPod, AirPlay, FairPlay etc. It’s playful and there’s a lot of reuse of words and sounds. Having just finished reading the biography of Steve Jobs, I decided to visualize various Apple product and feature names as a network to see this reuse in action. Check out the interactive version here (it works best on a desktop). I got the names from Apple’s public list of trademarks.

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Code from this post is up on Github at nicolaskruchten/appleTM

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