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iOS is a widely-used operating system developed by Apple Inc.[1], primarily for its mobile devices including iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch. It’s known for its multi-touch interface that allows users to interact with the system using gestures such as swiping, tapping, and pinching. With its roots in macOS, iOS incorporates a hybrid kernel and boasts a robust App Store[2] that houses millions of applications. It undergoes regular annual updates, with the latest version being iOS 17. Alongside its user-friendly interface, iOS also offers a range of accessibility features catering to users with disabilities. Another key aspect of iOS is its strict security[3] measures, particularly its sandboxing technique which restricts how apps can interact with each other and the system, enhancing privacy[4] and security. The operating system also supports multitasking, allowing users to switch between apps and manage tasks with ease.

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1. Apple Inc. ( Apple Inc. ) Apple Inc. is a prominent technology company, founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Renowned for its innovation and product portfolio, Apple introduced groundbreaking products like the Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. They also developed key operating systems like iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, along with software applications and services such as iTunes, iCloud, Apple Music, and Apple TV+. Apple has had a significant market impact, with its stock price and market value seeing exponential growth over the years. Despite facing challenges like leadership changes and legal battles, Apple has maintained its financial success and continues to influence the technology industry globally. The company also engages in philanthropic efforts and strategic acquisitions to expand and bolster its product portfolio.
2. Loja de aplicações ( App Store ) An "App Store" is a digital platform where users can browse and download various software applications, often referred to as 'apps'. Originating from the concept of commercial bulletin board services in the early 1980s, App Stores have significantly evolved over the years. This progression includes the introduction of the first software distribution catalog, the Electronic AppWrapper, and various Linux distributions with app repositories and package managers. The late 1990s marked the emergence of mobile app stores like BeDepot, Palmix, and i-mode. This evolution continued into the 21st century with the establishment of smartphone app stores and culminated in Apple's introduction of the App Store in 2008. Today, App Stores are a vital part of the digital ecosystem, providing a platform for developers to distribute their apps and users to discover and download them. They also act as a feedback channel between developers and users, with user reviews helping to improve app quality.
iOS (Wikipédia)

iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system desenvolvido por Apple Inc. exclusively for its smartphones. It was unveiled in January 2007 for the first-generation iPhone, launched in June 2007.

The word "iOS" in black San Francisco neo-grotesque sans-serif font.
Commercial logo as used by Apple, since 2017
iOS 17 home screen
DeveloperApple Inc.
Written inC, C++, Objective-C, Swift, assembly language
OS familyUnix-like, based on Darwin (BSD), macOS
Working stateCurrent
Source modelClosed, with open-source components
Lançamento inicialJune 29, 2007; 16 years ago (2007-06-29)
Latest release17.4.1 (March 21, 2024; 20 days ago (2024-03-21)) [±]
Marketing targetSmartphones, tablet computers, portable media players
Available in41 languages
List of languages
Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong), Chinese Traditional (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Finnish, French (Canada), French (France), German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Update methodOTA (since iOS 5), Finder (from macOS Catalina onwards), Apple Devices (from Windows 10 version 22H2 onwards) or iTunes (Windows and macOS pre-Catalina)
Kernel typeHybrid (XNU)
user interface
Multi-touch, graphical user interface
LicençaSoftware proprietário except for open-source components
Support status
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iOS version history

It is the operating system that powers many of the company's mobile devices, including the iPhone. It was also used on iPads (introduced: January 2010; availability: April 2010) until iPadOS was introduced in 2019, and on the iPod Touch devices, which were discontinued in mid-2022. It is the world's second-most widely installed mobile operating system, after Android. It is the basis for three other operating systems made by Apple: iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

As of December 2023, Apple's App Store contains more than 3.8 million iOS applications. These mobile apps have collectively been downloaded more than 130 billion times.

iOS is based on macOS. Like macOS, it includes components of the Mach microkernel e FreeBSD. It is a Unix-like operating system. Although some parts of iOS are open source under the Apple Public Source License and other licenses, iOS is proprietary software.

Major versions of iOS are released annually. The current stable version, iOS 17, was released to the public on September 18, 2023.

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