Apple has broken away from their highly recognisable "i" prefix on their products which was introduced with the iPod then followed on with the iMac, iPhone, iPad and a few more, but to may Apple consumers' surprise, Apple decided to break this transition by dropping the "i" prefix on their new digital watch and simply called it the Apple Watch, but why exactly did they do this?
Well, as it turns out, the iPod was one of Apples most successful products in all their history and paved the way forward for their newly branded products and marketing strategy. But with the introduction of the iPhone, Apple had to pay millions in royalties just to used the name "iPhone" as it was copywrited already. Since then, companies simply registered trademarks with the prefix "i" in the hope that they could make some money if Apple were to buy it from them in the future.
Apple has now decided not to continue with this trend, and simply use a trademark they own: Apple.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Apple Explained on Why The Apple Watch Was Not Named The iWatch...