Yes, our site is dedicated to the Android operating system. However, this does not mean that we will bypass other operating systems and devices built on them. Today we will tell you about iOS – one of the best and most popular operating systems..
IOS is the operating system for tablets, smartphones and mobile players from Apple, which is installed only on devices from Apple, including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. iOS cannot be installed on other devices, just like installing Android OS on the same iPhone.
History of creation
It is believed that Apple CEO Steve Jobs decided to implement a touch screen for a computer that supports multiple clicks, which could be used without a keyboard or mouse. Later, when a prototype was already developed, Jobs came up with another idea – to implement this technology on a mobile phone. Recall that at that time there was no talk of any phones from Apple. It was 2005.
The company took part in the creation of the Motorola ROKR mobile phone, which was shown in the same 2005. The phone was positioned, among other things, as a player, whose interface resembled that of an iPod. In addition, the device interacted with iTunes. Alas, the device did not win much market success..
In the same 2005, Jobs decided to interact with the mobile operator Cingular. He said that Apple is ready to create its own phone. The companies worked closely, but the information about the creation of the phone was carefully hidden..
And already in 2007, on January 9, the first generation iPhone was presented at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Of course, rumors that Apple created the phone have been circulated before, but even the most devoted fans did not believe in it. Nevertheless, the smartphone was introduced and it was a real sensation – at that time, no manufacturer had anything like it. Time Magazine Names iPhone Invention of the Year.
The device itself was already based on the iOS operating system. True, at first the company did not offer a separate name for its mobile OS, so the slogan was: “iPhone runs on OS X”.
The iOS user interface is based on the concept of direct interaction using multi-touch gestures. Interface controls consist of buttons, switches, and sliders. Of course, all the touch buttons except the Home button, Power button, volume control button and vibration mode key.
It is noteworthy that iOS appeared earlier than the Android OS. Despite this fact, as of 2015, the share of Android among smartphones is about 80%, while iOS is about 14%. This is due to the fact that most companies that manufacture mobile devices install Android on them. If Apple allowed to do the same, it is still unknown who would be in front.
About the App Store
The App Store is an app store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Applications can be downloaded either for free or purchased for a fee. As of 2015, the store offers more than 1.5 million applications for iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as about 730 thousand applications for iPad tablets. Total downloads for the same year exceed 100 billion!
Most apps cost between $ 0.99 and $ 9.99.
It is interesting that the App Store came out much later than the first iPhone was introduced – this happened in July 2008, that is, at the very moment when the iPhone 3g was introduced.
Some time ago, Apple added ruble support to the App Store, so that applications can be bought without conversion to dollars, which is very convenient for Russian users..