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was once upon a time called iPhone OS, or "operating system", which is the software that provides all the basic device functionality and is the interface between the hardware and applications. iOS was introduced with the iPhone on January 9 2007, and it was originally not intended to be programmable by third parties. Steve Jobs had envisioned that developers could create Web Apps that would run in the browser. This changed less than one year after when the iPhone SDK (software development kit) was introduced in October 2007. Today, hundreds of thousands of apps have been created for this platform. iPhone OS became iOS on June 2010. Interestingly, both iPhone and iOS were former trademarks of Cisco, that Apple now uses under a license.

Apple patent hints at even slimmer iOS devices

03/11/2011, Apple has recently filed for some patents for audio-plug sockets that smaller in diameter than the thickness of the device in which it would be used. These patents essentially describe sockets that are thinner in diameter than the 3.5mm or 2.5mm headset...

iPhone 5 engineering diagrams surface

03/11/2011, If the latest leaks turn out to be true, the iPhone 5 will look pretty much just like the iPhone 4. The folks over at iDeaslChina have leaked online what is supposed to be engineering diagrams for the iPhone 5. The engineering diagrams are images sent to...

iOS 4.3 in-app purchases now password protected

03/11/2011, Great news for parents who had to face insane credit card bills due to their kids making in-app purchases with their iPads and iPhones. The iOS 4.3 update brings password protection to in-app purchases, so you no longer have to worry about your kids being...

LookTel Money Reader helps the visually impaired count their money

03/10/2011, A company called LookTel has come up with an app that will help visually impaired folks with their everyday lives. Called Money Reader, this app makes use of the iPhone’s camera to recognize any US bill held in front of the screen and announces in a...

White iPhone 4 to arrive in April, says analyst

03/10/2011, How much more money can Apple milk out of their iPhone 4? A lot more, apparently. According to reports online, an analyst claims that Apple will be releasing the fabled white iPhone 4 sometime next month. Apple has supposedly made changes to the...

iOS 4.3 officially released

03/09/2011, The day you’ve been waiting for is here – the iOS 4.3 update has arrived and is now available for your iOS devices. Like with the previous iOS update, some devices will be stuck and won’t be receiving this update. The devices capable of...

Apple iTunes gains 2 more competitors

03/09/2011, When you’re at the top, there’s always the fear of someone knocking you down – and that’s what Apple’s music service, iTunes, is probably feeling right now. It has been reported that RIM and Microsoft will have new music services...

iTunes 10.2.1 released

03/09/2011, Apple has released an updated version of iTunes today which brings the music syncing software up to version 10.2.1. The changelog states doesn’t state anything that wasn’t in the iTunes 10.2 changelog, so it’s uncertain what’s...

64GB iPhone 4 caught on video

03/09/2011, The prototype iPhone 4 that was recently discovered has now been caught on video, and for the first time we get a good look at the device. Just like the previous photographs, it looks pretty much like the regular iPhone 4, except that the volume buttons...

Google Instant Preview now on mobiles

03/09/2011, Google’s nifty “instant previews” feature that was introduced to desktop browsers in November last year has finally made its way to the small screen on our mobile phones. Android (2.2 and above) and iOS (4.0 and above) users will get to...

Philips Fidelio SoundSphere docking speakers work with AirPlay

03/08/2011, Philips has just unveiled a new set of docking speakers designed to work over WiFi so you never have to deal with the hassle of connecting cables to listen to your music ever again. Called the Fidelio SoundSphere, this sleek looking speaker dock allows...

The 64GB iPhone 4 exists?

03/07/2011, According to some reports online, if you look hard enough in the “grey market” in China, you can actually find some 64GB iPhone 4 devices available for sale. These phones are rumored to be iPhone 4 prototypes that got the axe (as evident by...