Formerly iPhone OS, iOS is a mobile operating software from tech giants Apple. It was developed originally for iPhone but it has been extended to lend support to other Apple devices such as iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV. The company does not license any third part installation of the iOS.
The OS in iOS stands for Operating System. iOS is therefore the base software that allows all other apps to run on an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
iOS is based on the theory of direct manipulation, using multi touch gestures. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device or rotating it in three dimensions.
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- iOS is derived from Mac OS X. They both share Darwin foundation.
- iOS therefore is a Unix-like operating system by nature.
- iOS has four abstraction layers named Core OS layer, Core Services layer, Media layer, and the Cocoa Touch layer.
- The current version iOS 5.0.1 consumes about 770 megabytes of the device’s storage, varying from model to model.
Advantages of iOS
- Long battery life
iOS provides for a longer battery life for all the iDevices using the software.
- Smooth user interface
All devices run on the iOS are easy to learn paving way for a delightful user experience.
iOS allows better usage of AirPlay, a wireless technology that lets one add wireless speakers throughout home.
- iTunes media store
iTunes, world’s largest digital entertainment store is accessible through iOS on iPhone.
- iTunes and sync
iOS grants the luxury to users of the software to directly and smoothly sync the music, movies, TV shows and videos between iPhon and Mac PC.
- Vast apps and games
iOS run Apple devices offer a great deal of paid and free apps and games for its users.
- Better technical support
iOS run devices have strong technical support staff backing and the team can be contacted directly in case the device breaks down.
- Mobile tracking
iOS run iPhone has a mobile tracking app called “Find my Phone,” which, can be downloaded free. It helps track a lost phone in case of a theft.
- No crapware
An iOS loaded device does not dump any unwanted software onto the users that they can’t get rid of later.
- Timely software updates
iOS that runs iPhones and iPads, informs its users of timely software updates that are required to keep their devices in an up and running condition.