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What is IOS?

IOS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT COMPANY IN CHENNAI-iOS (iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices. Apple’s portable devices like iPhone, iPad or iPod are know as iDevices.

History of IOS

- In 1975, the 20-year-old Jobs and Wozniak set up shop in Jobs' parents' garage, dubbed the venture Apple, and began working on the prototype of the Apple I.

- The first advertisement for iPhone, titled "Hello," aired during the 79th Academy Awards on February 25, 2007.

- On June 4, 2007, Apple released four advertisements announcing a June 29, 2007, release date.

OverView of IOS

The iOS user interface is based upon direct manipulation, using multi touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device (one common result is the undo command) or rotating it in three dimensions (one common result is switching between portrait and landscape mode). It runs on the iPhone5 and later, iPad (4th generation)and later, Ipad Pro, Ipad Mini and later, and the 6th generation iPod Touch . In iOS,

IOS Version

IOS Version Key user features added Key developer features added
iPhone OS 1.x
  • Iphone Software development kit.
  • ustomizable home screen
  • location awareness
  • VR threadinternational keyboard support
  • better Wi-Fi and EDGE reception
  • iTunes sync and more
iPhone OS 2.x
  • Ability to link to iPhone 3G
  • Custom Chrome Tabs for better in app browser support
  • App Permissions management update
iPhone OS 3.x
  • new features like MMS,and copy and past
  • Support for iPhone 3GS
  • Multimedia Messaging
  • Copy and Paste
  • Bluetooth connection between iPhone and iPod Touch
  • Spotlight search on home page
  • Bluetooth stereo streaming
  • Background push notifications
  • Tethering
iOS 4.0
  • Set homescreen wallpaper or multitasking capabilities
  • Multitasking
  • iBooks for iPhone and iPod Touch
  • Unified email inbox,thread email conversations
  • iAd
  • Folders to organise apps
  • Improved business features and security
iOS 5.0
  • Wireless activation and over-the-air updates
  • iMessage app
  • Notifications Centre
  • iTunes syncing via Wi-Fi
  • System-wide integration of Twitter
  • Formatting related fixes for Mail app
  • Updated lock screen and Notification Centre to include notifications
  • Fixes for Game Center app
iOS 6.0
  • iTunes and over-the-air updates.
  • Turn-by-turn directions
  • Passbook
  • Removed YouTube app
  • Improved features for Siri
  • Latest privacy controls
  • Bug fixes
  • Facebook integration
  • Replaced the earlier Maps app with Apple-created Maps app
iOS 7.0
  • performance issues and hardware limitations
  • iTunes Radio
  • New user interface
  • AirDrop
  • Control Center
  • iTunes in the Car
  • image filters built-in in Camera app
  • Touch ID fingerprint scanner on iPhone 5S
iOS 8.0
  • Siri support for added languages
  • iCloud Photo Library Beta
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Family sharing
  • App extensions to offer functionalities between apps
  • 3rd party keyboards
  • Notification Center widgets
  • Homekit support
  • Healthkit support
iOS 9.0
  • Glimpse of the cutting-edge features
  • Improved functionalities this much-awaited OS.
  • Maps app with Transit directions
  • Intelligent Search and Siri
  • Overhauled Notes app
  • Low power mode up to 3 hours to ensure extra battery life
  • Proactive – Apple’s competition to Google Now
  • Better Siri experience
  • iPad Split-Screen multitasking
  • Major tweaks in CarPlay and HomeKit
  • Smaller size of files for app
  • Two-factor authentication
  • Lesser free space required to update the OS
  • Major keyboard changes
  • New apps like iCloud Drive and Switch to iOS
iOS 10.0
  • Apple resumed the cycle of dropping support for older devices
  • TV
  • photos
  • videos
  • Emoji
  • Messages
  • Music
  • News
  • Mail
  • Settings
  • SOS
  • Siri
  • Accessibility
  • Security
  • Other imrovements and fixed

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