Ranking Apple’s operating system names from worst to best
It’s not often that Apple releases an entirely new operating system, but this year (or potentially next) the company will. Why? Because that’s when its long-awaited mixed reality headset is set to come out.
Until recently, the name of this operating system (or OS) was just a rumor. Not anymore!
Comrades, the cat is out of the bag: we now know what Apple will (probably) call its mixed reality software. Really, what a time to be alive.
And this new information means one thing and only one: it’s time to rank the names of Apple’s operating systems from worst to best.
So let’s do that.
6) Reality OS
I’ve been needing to get rid of this for days now: realityOS is a terrible name.
Finally, I can breathe.
I found nothing redeeming about it. The word is clumsy and clumsy. Lame, even. Hell, six syllables is way too much for an operating system.
The other floating option is even worse: rOS. Ugh. He looks and sounds vile. Besides, I don’t want to be reminded Friends every time I download a virtual reality app.
Honestly? I see where Apple comes from with realityOS, but there Homework be a better option than that.
Maybe something like xrOS? visual OS? virtualOS? They’re not great, but they’re better.
To make matters worse, realityOS implies that the company’s headset will be called Apple Reality.
I can’t think of many things more dystopian than that.
5) iPad OS
There’s nothing inherently wrong with iPadOS, but there’s nothing right either. For a company as generally suave and elegant as Apple, iPadOS is unsophisticated.
It’s like showing up to an important meeting in a piss-stained fourth-hand tracksuit.
This may be because the “i” naming system seems outdated. Maybe it’s because no one calls tablets “tablets”.
Or maybe it’s because iPadOS is the only Apple operating system with a capital letter outside of “OS.” This fact agitates the part of my brain that loves order.
Really, Apple should just suck it up and call this tabletOS.
4) watch OS
Ah finally. We are finally in the good names of the operating systems.
It was difficult to put fourth. Really, watchOS is a decent name. It’s satisfying to say out loud and has a decent aesthetic.
Why he is in this position is a matter of clarity.
What does “watch” really mean in this case? Is it a TV? Another display? Or, as it is, a watch.
I can’t be too critical though. The other options I can think of (clockOS, wristOS, strapOS) aren’t exactly world beaters.
So watchOS? You agree with me. Fair.
Just solid. Solid as all hell. I put it above watchOS because it sounds more official when I say it out loud.
The reason it’s not ranked higher is because it’s an operating system for a box that plugs in your TV, rather than a TV itself.
But if Apple ever manages to release a real TV, tvOS will skyrocket up this list. Just you watch.
I said earlier that I’m not a fan of the “i” naming system, but here comes iOS? In the number two spot?? On Apple’s top-named operating systems???
Here is my official answer: whatever. It’s your problem, not mine.
There’s a glorious simplicity to iOS that’s impossible not to live up to. No, it doesn’t have the descriptive element of other operating systems, but – and listen carefully – it doesn’t. need for.
To put it plainly, iOS is iconic. You cannot vote against this.
Wonderful. Resplendent. It’s just looks right, you know?
It’s even more impressive that Apple went from OS X to macOS without ever feeling unnatural. This is a testament to the strength of the name.
There’s nothing else macOS could be. This East Apple. And it’s glorious. Without a shadow of a doubt, it is the best named Apple operating system.
Friends! Here we have it. The only ranking you’ll need on Apple’s top-rated operating systems. Do you have your own opinion on this ranking? Good, see you on twitter and let us know.