Here you’ll find the commonly used terminology in the Apple Ecosystem

IPSW : Initially known as iPod Software, IPSW files have been used since the very first iPod, though they have a different format than firmwares for iOS devices. IPSW is a file format used to install iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, HomePod, and most recently, macOS firmware for devices equipped with Apple silicon.

DMG : Apple Disk Image is a file format commonly used to distribute files and applications among Apple computers.

AirDrop : AirDrop is a proprietary wireless ad hoc service in Apple Inc.’s iOS and macOS operating systems. \


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