iOS is an operating system which was created by Apple Inc. for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Updates for iOS are discharged through the iTunes software; since iOS 5, by means of over-the-air programming refreshes. With the declaration of iOS 5 on June 6, 2011, a USB connectivity with iTunes was never again expected to enact iOS gadgets; information synchronization can happen consequently and remotely through Apple’s iCloud administration. Quantumsoftech is tech advent iOS app development company that develops iOS supported apps according to the need of their clients.
Major new iOS discharges are reported yearly during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and are generally discharged in September of that year, normally agreeing with the arrival of new iPhone models.
The latest stable update iOS 12.4 was discharged on July 22, 2019. On June 3, 2019, at WWDC, Apple declared iOS 13. New highlights incorporate, however, are not restricted to modification on the Reminders application and further upgrade of the Maps application. The latest iOS 13 beta discharge, iOS 13.0 Beta 4, was discharged on July 17, 2019
We will explain to you about the different updates initiated by Apple on iOS devices starting with:
iPhone OS 1: Launched in 2007, iPhone OS 1 became popular among tech-enthusiasts. It was the time when the features like Visual Voicemail, Multi-Touch Screen, and Integration of iTunes were considered a major advancement at that time. However, update support ended in 2010.
iPhone OS 2: A year after iPhone became the talk of the world, in 2008 Apple launched its 2nd update with some major changes viz. Introduction of App store, podcast downloads, fixed battery life, and speed, google street view and native 3rd party app. This update was ended in 2011.
iPhone OS 3: Released in 2009, the third update of iPhone OS came up with a number of changes which would characterize Apple’s iOS during that time. The progressions included copy-paste features, spotlight search, support for MMS in messages application and the ability to record through Camera application alongside push notification. Along with those features, USB & mobile tethering was also introduced in this update whereas “Find my iPhone” feature gained huge popularity.
iOS 4: Features such as iBooks, FaceTime, Personal Hotspot, AirPrint, and AirPlay, which are a vital part of iPhone devices were introduced back in 2010 with iOS 4.
iOS 5: The most talked mobile assistant “Siri” was introduced with the iOS 5 in 2011. It was very first time when iCloud was launched in the Apple world with the capability of switching iPhone wirelessly and the feature of syncing with iTunes through Wi-Fi. In addition, two other Apple features were released with iOS 5 named as Notification Center and iMessage.
iOS 6: In 2012, Apple introduced another update which featured Siri enhancements, Facebook integration, Mail enhancements, iCloud tabs. Due to the integration of Facebook iOS became the talk of the town and was a big hit.
iOS 7: UI and visual appearance were drastically changed after the introduction of iOS7 when skeuomorphism was replaced by Flat Design. Control center, Airdrop, iTunes Radios, FaceTime Audio were the part of launch which took place in 2013.
iOS 8: In iOS 8, Apple for the first time added the support for third-party widgets in the Notification Center that would offer real-time information to the users, specific to the stock information, weather updates, etc. Besides these, with iOS 8 Apple launched the idea of HomeKit and HealthKit in the market with additional Family Sharing features.
iOS 9: Released in 2015, iOS 9 was equipped with features like night shift, low power mode whereas the official Public beta program was made open for the developers and users who wanted to experiment around new updates.
iOS 10: Users with iOS 10 had new ways to customize their entire experience ranging from deleting built-in applications to adding new effects and animations in messages – known as emojis. Maps also get a new interface. The Home application now manages the HomeKit enabled accessories while Photos got introduced with an algorithmic search and media categorization known as ‘Memories’.
iOS 11: With iOS 11 Apple launched Augmented Reality. AirPlay 2 was also launched with several updates whereas major changes took place in the iPad.
iOS 12: Released in 2018, iOS 12 came up with improvements in Siri. ARKit 2 was launched with this update along with grouped notification feature and Memoji. Group FaceTime was enabled in this update which supported 32 people to have video & audio calls simultaneously.
iOS 13: Two of the biggest information attached with iOS 13 which is a surety –
A. iPad will get its own OS – iPadOS and B. iTunes store is no longer operative. While iOS 13 will see some expected changes such as Dark Mode, Quick device unlock through Face ID, Sign In with Apple in users’ account systems, New Portrait Lighting, Improved Siri voice, Look Around functionality in Map.
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