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How to change iOS for the past 10 years

Ahead of the release of iOS 11 let’s remember where it all began, and how has Apple’s mobile platform over the past decade.


The first version of iOS, then called PhoneOS, was introduced by Steve jobs on 9 January 2007 at the exhibition-conference Macworld. Then the world saw the first iPhone.

Unlike subsequent versions, was not PhoneOS App store and iTunes. In addition, Apple is not allowed to download iPhone apps from third party developers until March 2008.

PhoneOS 2

In 2008, Apple introduced the second version of the mobile operating system for iPhone, which main feature was the emergence of the App Store. The first applications were fairly primitive, but their presence has altered the basic principles on the use of smartphones.

PhoneOS 2 in the function, the lack of which is complained of most users is the Push technology in email. Also the second version of PhoneOS allowed to open Microsoft Office documents.

PhoneOS 3

In June 2009 Apple released 3 PhoneOS. The main feature of this firmware version is the Find my iPhone feature. SMS has been replaced by the Messages app.

iOS 4

24 Jun 2010 Apple introduced a major update of the mobile operating system for iPhone. The changes began with the name — from this moment on, the firmware became known as iOS, while still preserving its serial number. In the new version FaceTime app for reading e-books iBooks and Spotlight search was added to Wikipedia.

iOS 5

In iOS 5 in 2011, there was notification Center, iMessage service and the ability to edit photos right in the Camera. Also in this update, Apple has replaced the Calendar for Reminders.

iOS 6

The release of iOS 6 in 2012 was worth of a post of senior Vice President of software for mobile devices Forstalla Scott (Scott Forstall). The stumbling block was the map service Apple Maps. The company decided to refuse the services of Google and launch their own app, but to date the official release of Apple Maps was far from perfect. This blunder forced Tim cook to apologize publicly to users. Another blow to the reputation of the company was that App Store has started to move strengthened third-party map services.

In addition to the disastrous launch of Apple Maps in iOS 6 was a lot of good — a significant improvement in Siri, the ability to use FaceTime when not connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, and Passbook. This program can store movie tickets, boarding passes for planes and other important documents. Never have to worry that the document left the house — it is enough to bring an iPhone or iPod Touch to the scanner and register.

iOS 7

The main change in iOS 7 is the design. Over the appearance of the new firmware worked for Apple design chief jony Ive. He did the firmware “more flat” and bright. Initially, the users accepted the decision of Apple is quite negative.

In addition to the appearance, iOS 7 has been added many software changes. Changed lock screen, main menu, settings page, as well as the multitasking bar, which displays all the picture and a small icon. Apple also took care of the battery consumption, and added a feature which monitors a user’s habits and loads a certain application at a particular time.

iOS 8

The main changes in iOS 8, released in 2014, was to support third-party keyboards, cloud service iCloud drive, Health app and Healthkit tool set. Now, developers of third-party software to track the health status and indicators for fitness got the ability to synchronize data with a built-in app.

In June 2015, with the release of iOS 8.4 was launched music service with Apple Music. This chargeable service provides access to millions of songs from your library iTunes Store. The subscription price is 169 rubles for a single user and 269 rubles per family subscription for up to 6 people.

iOS 9

In iOS 9, Apple’s developers have focused on improvements to voice assistant Siri, and also launched its own payment service Apple Pay. In addition, the Passbook app has been renamed to Wallet and got an important update. Now you can store a large number of payment information — credit, debit cards and gift certificates as well as cards stores boarding passes, movie tickets, coupons, bonus cards and so on.

iOS 10

Last year Apple introduced iOS 10, in which special attention was paid to the change Photos. With the help of artificial intelligence technology, the system may group photos into Memories and create short videos from photos.

IOS 10, a redesigned Apple Maps, Apple Music, Apple News and Home. Apple has abandoned the familiar slide to unlock gesture to unlock the phone. IMessage added animation and built-in extensions, games, stickers and other colorful images. Added the possibility of sending small amounts of money via iMessage. For Siri presents interface integration to third party applications SiriKit and more.

iOS 11

All known changes to iOS 11 can be found in the article devoted to the latest beta firmware on our website. The official release will take place on September 12 at the presentation of the new iPhone at 20:00 GMT.

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