Saturday, August 3, 2019

iPhone Operating System - Versions Of iOS - Top 10 iPhone Apps

iPhone Operating System
iPhone Operating System (iOS) is the most powerful -Apple's operating system for its devices.

iPhone Operating System - Versions Of iOS - Top 10 iPhone Apps

Apple is one of the largest smartphone companies and the most famous around the world, where sales exceed billions annually and Apple fans are waiting for each year the new version of its smartphones. Apple relies on its own operating system - iOS that runs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
 In this article, we will remind you of the features of this system,  the best applications, and the most downloaded versions according to the latest report on Apple.

What is iOS?

iPhone Operating System (iOS) is Apple's operating system for operating its smartphones for iPhone, which is one of the most powerful operating systems. It provides users with many features that make the iPhone work very efficiently. It is the operating system for other Apple devices such as iPad and iPod Touch. iOS is the program that is responsible for all processes that occur in the device such as clicking and dragging and running other applications on the device and what is displayed on the screen,  instant messages, calls and other operations performed by this system.

 iOS Features

The iPhone operating system has many different features than other operating systems, we will remind you of some of them:

- iOS allows the best cellular communication and Wi-Fi connection, Supports Virtual Private Network (VPN).
- Direct access to App Store, Podcast, iTunes Music List, movies available for rent or purchase, and TV shows.
- Built-in search support, which is a simultaneous search within files, applications, media, and e-mail.
- Supports Safari Mobile browser.
- The system supports gesture discrimination, for example, the device vibrates with the retraction of the last action taken.
- Provides paid e-mail services.
- The Personal Assistant is valid.
As for applications, in mid-2018 Apple published a list of most applications downloaded on iPhone phones, some of which were surprising.

Versions Of iOS

Let's now know about different versions of iOS.

iPhone OS 1.X
Apple released its first version of 2007, in which he introduced a Touch Centric System, at the time of its release everyone said that it is similar to the Apple Desktop's operating system.

iPhone OS 2.X
In 2008, Apple released its second version OS 2.X with iPhone 3G. Users who used iPhone 1.X could upgrade their OS version to 2.X. 2.X introduces users with the new App Store so that they can easily download the application on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

iPhone OS 3.x
Apple announced the iPhone OS's 3.x version in June 2009 with the iPhone 3GS, in which Apple added some new features such as MMS and Copy Paste Feature etc.

iOS 4.X
In March 2010, Apple announced its new operating system, with its new name iOS, it was the first version that was not available for all devices but could download this operating system to iPod Touch. Users Free on older devices like - iPhone Both 3G and iPod Touch. 2nd Generation devices lacked multitasking capabilities and the ability to set Home Screen wallpaper, but all other new devices could use its features.

iPhone OS 5.X
Apple announced iOS 5 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference event in June 2011, making it available for iPhone after the 3GS version after iPod Touch 3rd Generation, and for all iPads. This operating system offered many features such as syncing wirelessly with Newsstand, iCloud, iMessage, Reminder, and iTunes, etc. Apart from this, Lock Screen to Camera could also be accessed.

iOS 6.X
In the year 2012, Apple released its iOS 6- version which was released for iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5th Generation and iPad 4. It only supported iPhone 3GS and above version. In this version Apple released Google Maps and Youtube By default; these apps could have been downloaded from the App Store. Apple inbuilt its own Google Map application which included Smoother Zooming and Spoken Navigation in many languages ​​and improved Siri with better capacities.

iPhone OS 7.X
This version was released in 2013 and was released for the iPhone 4's later version, the iPod Touch 5th Generation's later version, iPad 2's later version, and iPad Mini's later version. This version included some new features like Airdrop, more App Store Search Option, and Multitasking Ability, etc. with New Camera Interface.

iOS 8.X
Apple announced its new version iOS 8 on the year 2014. In this version many versions were introduced, like - Apple Pay Platform, Reader View Safari, and many Sharing UI Improvements with Family Sharing. This operating system is also considered as the biggest change in iOS.

iPhone OS 9.X
Apple announced iOS 9 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference event on June 2015, where iOS 8 introduced many features while iOS 9 also made many improvements to its platform, including the 3D Touch in the iPhone 6S Family Of Device. Support was also provided, as well as changing the name of Passbook App into Wallet, the first time the Widget Notification was introduced in iOS 9.

iOS 10.X
In this version, the Touch Id Home Button Press feature was added by removing the slide to unlock mechanism, Apple introduced Home App in this version so that Homekit Enabled Home Automation Hardware could be controlled Third-Party App also, the benefits of Siri Assistance Could take.

iPhone OS 11.X
In this version, the Operating System was introduced in the Subtle Design Changes Interface, in which the text was bolder. Apps like - Calculator and Phone were given a new looking in which Lock screen and Control Center was completely redesigned.

iPhone OS 12.X
Performance and Quality Improvements were highly focused on this new version and added some new features such as - Screen Time, Group face Time, etc.

The main version of iOS is annually released every year whereas the latest iOS version 12.1, 12.2 is released in this way.

Top 10 iPhone Apps

Google Maps
Although Apple has its own map application - Apple Maps,  Google is still the dominant Google Map application on the market for Maps and Navigation applications, which was down 22.4 million times in the first quarter of 2018 and is still in control.

iQiyi, formerly Qiyi is an online ad-supported video platform and movie portal based in Beijing, China, it provides fully-licensed, high-definition media content.
Chinese application Baidu is gaining great fame and popularity for the famous YouTube application. This application has become popular worldwide. Baidu announced in its report that more than 481 million active users on the application spend more than 5.5 billion hours per month, and according to recent statistics it has been downloaded more than 22.6 million times.

The other Chinese apps of Tencent, similar to the Facebook Messenger application, comes in instant messaging, games, music and many more features, with downloads exceeding 22.5 million times.

This application comes to counter Chinese applications' control of the list, so the application of WeChat, which is close to Facebook's WhatsApp, is one of the most downloaded applications. The application was downloaded 29 million times in the first three months of 2018.

Despite the control imposed by Chinese companies, the world's most popular Facebook app was one of the top applications downloaded from August by 29.4 million times in the first quarter of 2018.

Instagram has not emerged from the top ten list ever since it was acquired by Facebook giant and has been downloaded more than 31 million times in the first quarter of 2018 only.

After Facebook separated a Messenger application from its basic application Facebook, it became one of the top 10 instant messaging applications around the world, which in 2018 became the fourth of the 31 million downloads.

WhatsApp is on the list of most downloaded applications, this is the application of encrypted instant messaging, which was also acquired by Facebook, which has more than a billion and a half active users, according to the latest statistics downloaded more than 33.8 million times in the first quarter only last year.

Ranked second in the iPhone's most popular applications, it is Google's largest video viewing applications giant, in 2018 it is downloaded about 35.3 million times.

Tik Tok
Contrary to expectations, the famous Chinese application, Tik Tok, topped the list of most downloaded applications in 2018 and, as expected, remained in the same position so far. The application was downloaded more than 45.8 million times in the first quarter of 2018.
The application of Tik Tok, or so-called "Douyin", is the most popular application in China and the world. It is a social networking application that specializes in making clips in a new way that allows the recording, editing and adding effects of music and songs.
The Chinese application caused an earthquake early last year and topped the iPhone's most popular application, and has so far maintained its position as expected.

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