What is the full form of iOS
iOS: iPhone Operating System
iOS stands for the iPhone Operating System. It is Apple's mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. It is designed to run on Apple devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. The first version of Apple iOS was released on 29 July 2007.
Apple iOS, which is a Unix-like OS, is based on the Mac OS X operating system which is designed for laptop and desktop computers. Furthermore, the iOS developer kit comes with the tools required for iOS app development. The mobile iOS supports input in the form of various gestures such as tapping, swiping, pinching. As of November 2016, the market share of Apple iOS was around 13% worldwide, and according to IDC, it was the second most popular mobile OS after Google Android.
There are four abstraction layers within iOS, which are as follows:
iOS comes with lots of features, some of which are as follows:
Apple iOS features: