What Does That Mean?


Today’s post is to make sure you have the information you need for the upcoming Apple event.  Read about it here 👉🏼  Apple Event Date Set!

Below are definitions of words you’re going to hear a lot about in the next few weeks.  You’ll hear about new things on the event date.  I plan to post the same day and probably the next few days with new things coming out and when they will be ready to purchase.  I’ve already planned my lunch at 1pm that day to at least hear the beginning! 👩🏻‍💻🤷🏻‍♀️📱

Common Words Used by Apple & Technology in General

  •  Software: this is what tells your device “what to do and when to do it”.  Each device will have it’s own software and a specific version of that software.  Example is iOS 11.4.1 is the current version on my iPhone 8+.
    • Apple Watch software is referred to as WatchOS and mine has version 4.3.2.  The version relates to a specific update on each device.  This is how you know if you are on the newest or older version of software.
    • Apple TV software is referred to as TVOS.
    • iPad Pro software is also iOS.
    • Macs software I’m not familiar with.  If you check the information at this website link, you’ll find what you need.  iMore
  • Update:  this term is used when referring to “updating” your software on your device or any type of computer system you may use.  An example updates outside of Apple would be Windows 10 was an update to the Windows 7 version of software.
  • Upgrade:  this term is used when referring to getting a new device.  When it’s time for an “upgrade” to the next iPhone you’ll hear this a lot in commercials from your local cell phone providers.  Or you might see “you’re eligible for an upgrade” on your next bill.
  • Beta Version:  this term is used by Apple a lot.  Each device typically has multiple “beta versions” of the software before the final version is released to the public.  These are “working or in progress” versions of the software that isn’t ready to be used by the public.  Beta testers help work out all the bugs and issues before the main release to the public.  So you may hear a device is on “2nd Beta version” or you might hear “2nd Public Beta Version”.  They both mean basically the same thing.  The Beta version is still in the testing phase.
    • Typically you have to pay a fee to be a “beta tester” plus it’s recommended to use a secondary device for beta testing not your primary device.  So I don’t want to pay and I don’t have a secondary device or I’d be a beta tester for sure!😂

What’s Next?

If you have any terms that you hear and want more information, just click on Ask A Question tab at the top and ask away.    If you have any questions, just click on the same link.

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