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What is iOS- Everything you should know

Everything about iOS Operating System

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Before knowing what iOS is, you have to know what OS is? The term OS basically stands for ‘Operating System’. An operating system is what is between you and the physical device you use. It commands a software application and gives access to the feature of the device. So iOS is only available for Apple Inc. products which is more safe and secure than other Operating System. Apple Inc. was initially introduced on June 29, 2007, and it is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after the Android Operating System. Its first version was iOS 1.1.5 and this final version was released on July 15, 2008. Today’s Apple product users got iOS 12 edition and it was released on September 17, 2018.

iOS is a completely different type of operating system. It is used in Apple’s mobile operating system, for example, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices etc.

It is quite impossible for a virus to infect apps on your mobile if your phone has got iOS. It has such type of security is no other Android phone has. Things like swapping your finger across the screen to move to the next page or pinching your fingers to zoom out are quite easy when your phone has iOS. The reason is iOS utilizes a multi-touch interface in which simple gesture is used.


Multitasking in iOS

Soon after the release of the iPad, Apple added a phone of limited multitasking. Processes such as those playing music to run in the background were quite easy.

iPad models used to slide over and split view multitasking which was later added by Apple. This preview multitasking, split the screen in half which allows you to run an individual app its side of the screen and this process was first brought to you by iOS.


How much does iOS cost?  How is it updated?

You will be glad to know Apple does not charge anything for an update to the operating system. With the purchase of iOS devices, Apple also gives away two suits of software products. These are the iWork suite of office apps and iLife suite.

The iWork suite of office apps includes word processor spreadsheet and presentation software. On the other hand, the elite Suite includes video editing software music editing software along with creation software and also photo editing software. By default, you will be able to get Apple apps like Safari, Notes Ship and Mail with this operating system.

Once a year with an announcement at Apple Developer Conference in early summer, Apple releases a major update to iOS. In early fall, it is followed by another update release. As a result, major features are added to the operating system for these free releases. Throughout the year bug fixes, releases and security patches are issued by Apple Inc.

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