The Complete iOS History From Then Till Now


Apple is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. On this occasion, many of you might be curious about iOS History. The present article on, iOS History From Then Till Now is for our such kind of subscribers who wish to know about the transformation of iOS from iOS 1 to iOS 11. So go through the article and know about the glorious history of iOS.

iOS History – The Beginning

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It began with the launch of the first ever iPhone in 2007. Steve Job had a dream of providing the users with a revolutionary product which is capable of running Desktop Applications. And that dream became true with the iPhone iOS which is now known as iOS 11.

The change in Apple’s operating system is as much as that of change in its hardware. The main drawback in the iOS 1 or better known as iPhone iOS was that it wasn’t supporting the native application. Apart from that, there were not any games in that iOS.

This issue was further solved with the launch of iPhone SDK in July 2008. Where Apple launched its store with over 500 Applications and a free update to iOS 2. It provided the users with a lot of features. Apple made an announcement at that time,

“With the free iPhone 2.0 Software Update, your iPhone does even more. Extend its capabilities with innovative applications you download directly from the new App Store. Get push email, calendar, and contacts from your Microsoft Exchange server at work. And use great new features in Mail, Contacts, and other applications.”

And since then, the company never looked back.

iOS History – What’s Next?

Then came iOS 3 in June 2009. It had features such as copy and paste functionality, as well as MMS support, Spotlight search, Voice Memos, MobileMe support, and much more.

The iPhone OS became iOS with the launch of iOS 3.2 in April 2010. While iOS 4 came with the first ever multitasking feature in iPhones. iOS 5 came in October 2011 with more than 200 new features such as iCloud, Notification Center, over-the-air software updates etc.

iOS 6  launch with the Apple Maps features in September 2012. While iOs 7 came with features like Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, and smarter multitasking. Next came iOS 8 with features like Photos app, Family Sharing, Continuity, photo and video capturing support in Messages, iCloud Drive etc.

The next to launch was iOS 9 in between two mid-updates iOS 8.4 and iOS 9.3. And the last to launch officially was iOS 10, which was the biggest release till now in iOS History.

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