, from Apple Computer
's "i" line of products, originally used in iMac
. Alternately, oneself - as in "I", or belonging to oneself.
- literally a pod
, a place to keep things, consistent with the device's capability as a simple hard drive capable of storing anything (not just music). Also borrowing from pod's connotation of smallness.
- A brand of media player manufactured by Apple Computer that stores media on either a small hard drive or flash memory. Can also display video downloads.