I was notified of the iOS 10.3.2 update, and when I went to check it out, I saw “Apple Inc.” in the corner. What does this mean? Or can it be displayed by something else?

Apple Inc.


This means that Apple issued an update for the version of iOS on your device. It indicates that the owner of the software is 'Apple Inc'.

Apple officially changed their name from 'Apple Computer Inc' to 'Apple Inc' in January 2007.

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  • When will it not display "Apple Inc"? – TwentyCharMax May 20 '17 at 3:25
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    @Alex AFAIK it gets displayed with every update – nohillside May 20 '17 at 5:29
  • Yes, but when will it NOT display it? @patrix – TwentyCharMax Jun 3 '17 at 2:27
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    @alex please update the question with an additional screenshot of you ever run into a situation where it ain't shown. At the moment it seems we are chasing ghosts. – nohillside Jun 3 '17 at 6:17
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    @Alex it will always display Apple Inc because that's the developer of that software update. Because iOS updates will only be developed and distributed by Apple, these updates will always display Apple Inc. – fsb Jun 4 '17 at 3:25

The UI has been modelled to be similar to updates provided through the App Store.

For iOS updates, the company is always "Apple Inc.", as they are the only ones who deliver iOS updates to your device. It's shown because the UI is meant to be reflective of the UI when updating App Store apps, in which case the developer may not be Apple.

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