The iOS Story in a Video
It’s been a long time since Apple introduced the original iPhone with the first iOS (called iPhone OS at that time), which by the way was quite primitive and unstable. So much so, that we may have forgotten how the evolution from the original OS has been, until the current iOS 8 presented a week ago.
It was the year 2007 and Steve Jobs was on stage in a keynote to repeat three times the following words: ” an iPod, a Phone and a internet communicator “. In other words, an iPod, a Phone and a navigation device. Cupertino called it the iPhone, and it had an operating system whose name was not very difficult, iPhone OS .
The first versions of this device were quite primitive, but starting from the base in which telephony was, the iPhone and iOS, they became a real revolution . On the positive side, this revolution was enhanced by iOS 2, 3 and 4 . The improvements at that time were impressive for that technological moment.
With Scott Forstall leading the way, iOS 5 and 6 didn’t bring many improvements apart from Siri . These improvements were totally necessary in aspects such as design, since, as much as there are still people who don’t like iOS 7, version 6 started smelling stale in the year 2012 when Android was already a great operating system and better competition.
From iPhone OS to iOS 8 in a few minutes
Out Fostall, Jonathan Ive took over iOS 7 . We can see the result right now, cleaner screens, brighter icons and transparencies everywhere. The design that Apple is showing on its devices is already in its operating system that included improvements in accessibility, shortcuts, and many other aspects.
Finally, iOS 8 was presented at WWDC14 showing us how Apple can add many features that, although we had seen on other platforms, we had rarely thought about. Improvements in the message app, the keyboard, maps and many other aspects.
Undoubtedly, as TheVerge’s colleagues say, the word that we would highlight from the iOS story is continuity, because despite the change between iOS 6 and 7, there has never been a huge change or a turn of the screw to one thing or another. Apple believes strongly in your ideas, and that’s demonstrated by its products evolving with some consistency.
What do you think of the changes iOS has undergone throughout its history? Would you like to see a more radical change?