iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone, and iPod Touch; it also powered the iPad prior to the introduction of iPadOS in 2019. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android.

Property Value
dbo:abstract
  • iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone, and iPod Touch; it also powered the iPad prior to the introduction of iPadOS in 2019. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android. Originally unveiled in 2007 for the iPhone, iOS has been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod Touch (September 2007) and the iPad (January 2010). As of March 2018, Apple's App Store contains more than 2.1 million iOS applications, 1 million of which are native for iPads. These mobile apps have collectively been downloaded more than 130 billion times. The iOS user interface is based upon direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. Interface control elements consist of sliders, switches, and buttons. Interaction with the OS includes gestures such as swipe, tap, pinch, and reverse pinch, all of which have specific definitions within the context of the iOS operating system and its multi-touch interface. Internal accelerometers are used by some applications to respond to shaking the device (one common result is the undo command) or rotating it in three dimensions (one common result is switching between portrait and landscape mode). Apple has been significantly praised for incorporating thorough accessibility functions into iOS, enabling users with vision and hearing disabilities to properly use its products. Major versions of iOS are released annually. On all recent iOS devices, iOS regularly checks on the availability of an update, and if one is available, will prompt the user to permit its automatic installation. The current version, iOS 13 was released to the public on 19 September 2019, introducing user interface tweaks and a dark mode, along with features such as a redesigned Reminders app, a swipe keyboard, and an enhanced Photos app. iOS 13 does not support devices with less than 2 GB of RAM, including the iPhone 5s, iPod Touch (6th generation), and the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which still make up over 10% of all iOS devices. iOS 13 is exclusively for the iPhone and iPod touch as the iPad variant is now called iPadOS. (en)
dbo:developer
dbo:license
dbo:status
  • Current
dbo:thumbnail
dbo:wikiPageEditLink
dbo:wikiPageExternalLink
dbo:wikiPageExtracted
  • 2020-02-14 14:13:12Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageHistoryLink
dbo:wikiPageID
  • 16161443 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageLength
  • 121695 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageModified
  • 2020-02-14 14:13:07Z (xsd:date)
dbo:wikiPageOutDegree
  • 256 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionID
  • 940768505 (xsd:integer)
dbo:wikiPageRevisionLink
dbp:wikiPageUsesTemplate
dct:subject
rdf:type
rdfs:comment
  • iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that presently powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone, and iPod Touch; it also powered the iPad prior to the introduction of iPadOS in 2019. It is the second most popular mobile operating system globally after Android. (en)
rdfs:label
  • IOS (en)
owl:sameAs
foaf:depiction
foaf:homepage
foaf:isPrimaryTopicOf
foaf:name
  • iOS (en)
is dbo:computingPlatform of
is dbo:developer of
is dbo:genre of
is dbo:knownFor of
is dbo:license of
is dbo:mediaType of
is dbo:operatingSystem of
is dbo:product of
is dbo:publisher of
is dbo:service of
is dbo:type of
is dbo:webcast of
is dbo:wikiPageDisambiguates of
is dbo:wikiPageRedirects of
is dbp:data of
is dbp:latestReleaseVersion of
is dbp:nativeClients of
is dbp:operatingSystem of
is dbp:os of
is dbp:platform of
is dbp:platforms of
is dbp:services of
is dbp:target of
is rdfs:seeAlso of
is owl:differentFrom of
is foaf:primaryTopic of