IOS, Mobile Revolution Goes from Here

IOS is the operating system on Apple’s mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Apple TV. What are the main characteristics of the product, which the history and what the possible future developments? In this special, all you need to know about one of the most popular pocket digital environments.

8 IOS, iOS version available, you put in the path of his predecessor by improving lately. Starting from seamless integration with its consideration on laptops and desktops: OS X Yosemite. Mobile devices and Mac come together in a single entity, thanks to Continuity and Handoff. These are systems that not only allow you to automatically synchronize your files between two platforms, thus ensuring the ability to start a job on iPad and to conclude it on iMac, but also make smartphone and computer a single entity. From 8 iOS, you can receive calls on your Mac, and you can use your iPhone as a rapid zero-configuration: the hotspot everything, just bringing it close to your laptop or desktop computer. That’s not all: the App Store is further improved by introducing new parental controls, iMessage acquires the ability to share audio files and groups, notification Center becomes even more efficient. Meanwhile, consumers can download and install the keyboard of their choice, upload any type of file on the cloud with iCloud Drive, take advantage of the features of application Health monitoring and fitness and more.

The big news is, however, programmatically. Apple has introduced a new language, Swift, who seems to be making the task of third-party developers, because fast and very intuitive. Meanwhile, the new architecture Metal eliminates bottlenecks between software and graphics processing, thus making iPhone and iPad compatible instruments even with greedy enough gaming GPU level.

The first two updates, whose founder iOS 8.0.1 was immediately removed for some bugs, have focused on solving minor issues, related to WiFi and run on not really brand new models of iPhone, such as iPhone 4S. The next iOS 8.1, released on October 20, 2014, has introduced compatibility with Apple’s new mobile payment system Pay, then restore your camera roll and iCloud Photo Library to sync all their shots on the cloud and share them easily with all devices in your possession. March 2015, 8.2, released to the IOS has finally introduced the companion application to handle an Apple Watch, as well as improvements of reception WiFi and Bluetooth.

In April 2015, Apple introduced iOS 8.3, third major operating system updates. Among the main novelties, the possibility of exploiting drive CarPlay wirelessly, without thereby connect the Lightning on the doorstep of the dashboards that are compatible. At the same time is made even easier to use the keyboard devoted to emoji and not just made, they show a renewed attention to ethnic diversity: it is now possible to choose the skin color of the characters represented, so that every human difference can be contemplated. In combined with OS X also makes active Yosemite 10.10.3 iOS compatibility with photos, free photo editing software wanted by Apple to replace iPhoto and Aperture.

For summer 2015, probably to coincide with WWDC in June, is finally expected an upgrade that will do some throat users. It seems that Apple is to show the new era of the acquiree Beats Music, with a streaming music service integrated iOS 8.4 and perhaps cheaper than the competition.

In April 2015, Apple introduced iOS 8.3, third major operating system updates. Among the main novelties, the possibility of exploiting drive CarPlay wirelessly, without thereby connect the Lightning on the doorstep of the dashboards that are compatible. At the same time is made even easier to use the keyboard devoted to emoji and not just made, they show a renewed attention to ethnic diversity: it is now possible to choose the skin color of the characters represented, so that every human difference can be contemplated. In combined with OS X also makes active Yosemite 10.10.3 iOS compatibility with photos, free photo editing software wanted by Apple to replace iPhoto and Aperture.

For summer 2015, probably to coincide with WWDC in June, is finally expected an upgrade that will do some throat users. It seems that Apple is to show the new era of the acquiree Beats Music, with a streaming music service integrated iOS 8.4 and perhaps cheaper than the competition.

Starting with version 4.2.1, iPhone OS iOS, the operating system simply becomes as you identify even today. Introduced in June 2010 and made available for download the next autumn, the update brings interesting new features, including multi-tasking, FaceTime calls and iBooks. It is however the beginning of the decline of scheumorfismo in favour of a minimalism that there will come a few years later.

IOS 5 was presented at WWDC in June 2011, for a deployment to consumers in the following autumn. This version of the operating system is one of the most substantial upgrade from the outset, so as to allow a glimpse of what iOS will become a few years later. Among the innovations, the ability to sync wirelessly with your computer, the arrival of iCloud, a new notification system, small improvements to the Apple Store and the revolution of Siri, Narrator. IOS 6 continues along these lines, becoming the latest product scheumorfico distributed by Apple. Presented in June 2012 and distributed always in autumn, involves the landing of Siri in Italy, Facebook integration in all areas of the operating system, and a small graphic, iMessage’s new fully refurbished replacement maps to Google Maps. Just the maps generated several doubts among critics and reviewers, since the first edition was involved, sometimes even crude. A fact that Tim Cook apologized publicly and that led to the departure of Scott Forstall.

With the arrival of 2013, leaving Scott Forstall and the need to renew the operating system, comes the first epochal revolution of iOS. The Cupertino company, with Jonathan Ive in unreleased software Advisor, celebrates the funeral of scheumorfismo to fully embrace the flat design. IPhone, iPad and iPod Touch screens become minimal, accompanied by pastels and Semitransparent Windows, so that you can keep everything under control. All accompanied by Parallax graphics effects, to postpone the idea of depth of the home, ready to move in the direction of the look of the user. Each element, each icon, you change until you reach its simplicity: a stylistic choice motivated by the observation of how the user, now well placed in the Cabinet, no longer need to see perfectly reproduced the reality to understand the functions of the device.

Among the peculiarities of iOS 7 to mention, besides the graphics, even a renewed multitasking, new voices and new looks for Siri, the arrival of a comprehensive notification Center for every user needs and, not least, a Control Center to the home screen. A useful trick to handle the most common options, from playing music to the brightness, without having the “General” settings menu.

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