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What Is Ios (ios history)

What Is Ios

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Apple’s mobile operating system — iOS — runs the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. Originally known as the iPhone OS, the name was changed with the introduction of the iPad.It uses a multi-touch interface in which simple gestures operate the device, such as swiping your finger across the screen to move to the next page or pinching your fingers to zoom out. There are more than 2 million iOS apps available for download in the Apple App Store, the most popular app store of any mobile device

In case you’re not familiar, an operating system (OS) is a type of software that manages all aspects of a computer. It provides a platform so the the device’s hardware and software can interact, plus manages the many processes that run on your computer.

On your desktop computer, you probably run the Windows, macOS, or Linux operating systems. For mobile devices, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are the most popular.

The full meaning of iOS takes a little bit more explanation. When the iPhone was introduced in 2007, its operating system was originally called “iPhone OS.” Despite the name, the iPod Touch (which launched later in 2007) also ran iPhone OS.

iOS {formerly iPhone OS} is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that powers many of the company’s mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPod Touch; it also powered the iPad until the introduction of iPadOS in 2019. It is the world’s second-most widely installed mobile operating system, after Android. It is the basis for three other operating systems made by Apple: iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

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IOS 1.0

Core iOS UI,Multitouch gestures,Mobile Safari,iPod,Visual Voicemail,Maps,iTunes Sync

Support ended: 2011​0
Final version: 1.1.5. It was released on July 15, 2008
Initial version: It was released on June 29, 2007

The one that started it all, which shipped pre-installed on the original iPhone.

This version of the operating system wasn’t called the iOS at the time it launched. From versions 1-3, Apple referred to it as the iPhone OS. The name shifted to iOS with version 4.

IOS 2.0

Battery life and speed fixes,iTunes Genius playlists,Dropped call fixes

Support ended: 2011​​
Final version: 2.2.1. It was released on January 27, 2009
Initial version: It was released on July 11, 2008

One year after the iPhone became a bigger hit than almost anyone projected, Apple released iOS 2.0 (then called iPhone OS 2.0) to coincide with the release of the iPhone 3G.

IOS 2.2

FEATURES-Google street view,Podcast downloads

IOS 3.0

FEATURES-Cut, copy, paste,Voice Control,MMS,Spotlight search,Push notifications,USB & Bluetooth tethering,Landscape keyboard,Find my iPhone

Support ended: 2012
Final version: 3.2.2. It was released on Aug. 11, 2010
Initial version: It was released on June 17, 2009

The release of this version of the iOS accompanied the debut of the iPhone 3GS. It added features including copy and paste, Spotlight search, MMS support in the Messages app, and the ability to record videos using the Camera app.

IOS 4.0

FEATURES-Multitasking,Home screen folders,FaceTime video chat,Unified email inbox,Threaded email messages,Retina Display support,iAd support

Support ended: 2013
Final version: 4.3.5. It was released on July 25, 2011
Initial version: It was released on June 22, 2010

Many aspects of the modern iOS began to take shape in iOS 4. Features that are now widely used debuted in various updates to this version, including FaceTime, multitasking, iBooks, organizing apps into folders, Personal Hotspot, AirPlay, and AirPrint.

Another important change introduced with iOS 4 was the name “iOS” itself. As noted earlier, the iOS name was unveiled for this version, replacing the previously used “iPhone OS” name.

IOS 5.0

FEATURES-Siri,Notification Center,PC-free,iTunes, Wi-Fi Sync,iMessage,iCloud

Support ended: 2014
Final version: 5.1.1. It was released on May 7, 2012
Initial version: It was released on Oct. 12, 2011

Apple responded to the growing trend of wirelessness, and cloud computing, in iOS 5, by introducing essential new features and platforms. Among those was iCloud, the ability to activate an iPhone wirelessly (previously it had required a connection to a computer), and syncing with iTunes via Wi-Fi.

More features that are now central to the iOS experience debuted here, including iMessage and Notification Center.

iOS 6

FEATURES-Homegrown Maps and turn-by-turn navigation

Siri enhancements,Facebook,integration,Passbook,iCloud Tabs,Mail enhancements,FaceTime over cellular

Support ended: 2015
Final version: 6.1.6. It was released on Feb. 21, 2014
Initial version: It was released on Sept. 19, 2012

Controversy was one of the dominant themes of iOS 6. While this version introduced the world to Siri — which, despite being later surpassed by competitors, was a truly revolutionary technology — problems with it also led to major changes.

iOS 7

FEATURES-Visual overhaul,Control Center,AirDrop,Refreshed core apps,iTunes Radios,FaceTime Audio

Support ended: 2016
Final version: 7.1.2. It was released on June 30, 2014.
Initial version: It was released on Sept. 18, 2013

Like iOS 6, iOS 7 was met with substantial resistance upon its release. Unlike iOS 6, though, the cause of unhappiness among iOS 7 users wasn’t that things didn’t work. Rather, it was because things had changed.

After the firing of Scott Forstall, iOS development was overseen by Jony Ive, Apple’s head of design, who had previously only worked on hardware. In this version of the iOS, Ive ushered in a major overhaul of the user interface, designed to make it more modern.

iOS 8

FEATURES-Continuity,Widgets,Extensibility,QuickType,iCloud Drive,HealthKit,HomeKit,Family Sharing

Support ended: n/a
Final version: 8.4.1. It was released on Aug. 13, 2015
Initial version: It was released on Sept. 17, 2014

More consistent and stable operation returned to the iOS in version 8.0. With the radical changes of the last two versions now in the past, Apple once again focused on delivering major new features.

Among these features was its secure, contactless payment system Apple Pay and, with the iOS 8.4 update, the Apple Music subscription service.

There were continued improvements to the iCloud platform, too, with the addition of the Dropbox-like iClould Drive, iCloud Photo Library, and iCloud Music Library.

iOS 9

Features-Night Shift,Low Power Mode,Public beta program

Support ended: n/a
Final version: 9.3.5. It was released on Aug. 25, 2016
Initial version: It was released on Sept. 16, 2015

After a few years of major changes to both the interface and technical foundation of the iOS, many observers began to charge that the iOS was no longer the stable, dependable, solid performer it had once been. They suggested that Apple should focus on shoring up the foundation of the OS before adding new features.

That’s just what the company did with iOS 9. While it did add some new features, this release was generally aimed at solidifying the foundation of the OS for the future.

iOS 10

FEATURES-​iMessage apps,Delete built-in apps

Support ended: n/a
Current version: 10.3.3. It was released on July 19, 2017
Initial version: It was released on Sept. 13, 2016

The ecosystem that Apple built around the iOS has long been referred to as a “walled garden” because it’s a very pleasant place to be on the inside, but it’s hard to gain access to. This was reflected in the many ways Apple locked down the interface of the iOS the options it gave to apps.

iOS 11

FEATURES-​AirPlay 2,Major enhancement on iPad,Augmented Reality

Support ended: n/a
Current version: 11.4. It was released on May 29, 2018
Initial version: It was released on September 19, 2017

The iOS was originally developed to run on the iPhone. Since then, it’s been expanded to support the iPod touch and iPad (and versions of it even power the Apple Watch and Apple TV). In iOS 11, the emphasis shifted from the iPhone to the iPad.

iOS 12

FEATURES-Grouped Notifications, Group face time, Beauty gate fix,Improved screenshot and QR code reader, Screen Time, 70 new emoji in the iPhone, How to improve Battery,Third party navigations apps, eSlim support for iPhone XS and iPhone XS max, ARKit 2.0,Siri improvements, including Siri Shortcuts and multi-step actions, Siri suggestions, Memoji and Animoji, Redesigned maps app, Updated, portrait mode and passcode management, Apple TV in the control center

Support ended: n/a
Current version: 12.3.2. It was released June 20, 2019
Initial version: It was released on September 17, 2018

The new features and improvements added in iOS 12 aren’t as extensive or revolutionary as in some previous updates to the OS. Instead, iOS 12 focused more on making refinements to commonly used features and on adding wrinkles that improve how people use their devices.

iOS 13

FEATURES-,System-wide Dark Mode,Sign In With Apple user account system,New privacy and security options,New Portrait Lighting options
Look Around, a Google Street View-style feature for Apple Maps
New, improved Siri voice,Overhauled stock apps like Reminders and Notes

Support ended: n/a
Current version: 13.3.1, release Jan 28, 2020.
Initial version: 13.0, released Sept. 19, 2019

Perhaps the biggest change introduced with iOS 13 is that the OS no longer runs on the iPad. That’s due to the release of iPadOS (which begins with version 13). That’s a new OS dedicated to the making the iPad a more useful productivity device and a potential laptop replacement. It’s based on iOS 13 and has many of the same features, but also adds iPad-specific items.

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