A very important leak days before Apple’s WWDC 2020 event suggests the company might be renaming iOS 14 to iPhone OS. Apple has always had this name in mind for their mobile software, Steve Jobs always named the mobile software iPhoneOS.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 18, 2020
In the Summer of June 2010, Apple got the trademark for iOS for the first time and began using it from iOS 4 onward.
Although there’s little evidence to suggest the switch to iPhone OS apart from this leak, it would make sense for Apple to do this. It would sit alongside iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7 as its software naming and it’d make things far clearer for a mainstream audience.
Apple has confirmed it’s hosting a virtual keynote on June 22 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM BST so we’d expect it to be unveiled then. Stay tuned as we will be covering the event live!