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Apple Inc. provides updates to the iOS operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch through iTunes, and since iOS 5.0, also through over-the-air software updates. With the June 6, 2011 announcement of iOS 5.0, a USB connection to iTunes is no longer needed to activate iOS devices; data synchronization can happen automatically and wirelessly through Apple's iCloud service. The most recent update, iOS 7.1, fixed some bugs, improved the user interface, introduced CarPlay and fixed support for iPhone 4.


Overview[edit]

Apple's iOS did not have an official name until the release of the iPhone software development kit (iPhone SDK) on March 6, 2008. Before then, Apple marketing literature simply stated that their iPhone runs a version of "OS X", a reference to iOS' parent operating system.[1] When introduced, it was named iPhone OS. It was renamed iOS on June 7, 2010, as iPhone was no longer the only device to run iOS.[2] Apple licensed the "iOS" trademark from Cisco.[3]

Versions[edit]

On June 29, 2007, Apple released the first version of what became iOS – concurrently with the first iPhone. The final 1.x series release was 1.1.5, released shortly before version 2.0.

July 11, 2008 saw the public release of iPhone OS 2.0, with upgrades through version 2.2.1 made available.

June 17, 2009 was the release date for iPhone OS 3.0. It was updated through (and including) version 3.1.3 (release date February 2, 2010).[4] The first generation iPod Touch and iPhone have iPhone OS 3.1.3 as their newest available version. The iPad was introduced with iPhone OS 3.2, later updated to 3.2.2, a version made specifically for the iPad.

On June 21, 2010, iOS 4.0 was released to the public and was made available only to the iPod Touch and iPhone. iOS 4.0 was announced to have over 1500 new APIs for developers, with the highly anticipated multitasking feature.[5] The iPod Touch (2nd generation) and iPhone 3G have iOS 4.2.1 as the final version available. Nevertheless, many features are not available for the iPhone 3G or iPod Touch (2nd generation), such as multitasking and home screen backgrounds. iOS 4.2 is the first version to bring major feature parity to the iPhone and iPad. The release of the CDMA iPhone for Verizon Wireless saw a branching of iOS. The 4.2 version sequence continued for the CDMA phone while 4.3 was released for all other products.

On June 6, 2011, Apple previewed iOS 5, Apple TV 4.4 beta and the iOS SDK 5 beta along with iCloud beta among other products. This update introduced iMessage chat between devices running iOS 5, a new notification system, Newsstand subscriptions, Twitter integrated into iOS, Reminders app, Enhancements to AirPlay, full integration with iCloud and over 200 new features. iOS 5.0 supports all iPad models, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 GSM & CDMA, and the iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generation).

iOS 5 had only three minor additions, 5.0.1, 5.1, and 5.1.1, which were all provided as an OTA software update.

Apple concurrently provides the same version of iOS for the comparable model of iPhone and iPod touch, usually devices released in the same calendar year. iPhone users receive all software updates for free, while iPod Touch users paid for the 2.0 and 3.0 major software updates. As of iOS 4.0, Apple no longer charges for iPod Touch updates.[6]

As of October 23, 2011, two versions of iOS were never released. iOS 1.2, which after the first beta was replaced by a 2.0 version number; the second beta was called 2.0b2 instead of 1.2b2. The other was iOS 4.2, replaced with 4.2.1 due to a Wi-Fi bug in 4.2 beta 3, causing Apple to release 2 more golden masters (4.2 GM and 4.2.1 GM).[citation needed]

Current versions[edit]

Legend:   Obsolete   Discontinued   Current   Beta

Version Build Release date Highest version for
3.1.3 7E18 February 2, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-02-02) iPhone (1st generation), iPod Touch (1st generation)
4.2.1 8C148 November 22, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-11-22) iPhone 3G, iPod Touch (2nd generation)
5.1.1 9B206 May 7, 2012; 22 months ago (2012-05-07) iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPad (1st generation)
6.1.6 10B500 February 21, 2014; 57 days ago (2014-02-21) iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (4th generation)
7.1 (Apple TV Software version 6.1) 11D169b March 10, 2014; 40 days ago (2014-03-10) Apple TV (2nd generation and later)
7.1 11D167 March 10, 2014; 40 days ago (2014-03-10) iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad Mini (1st generation), iPad Mini (2nd generation)

Portable iOS devices[edit]

Legend:   Obsolete   Discontinued   Current   Beta

iPhone OS 1.x[edit]

First iteration of Apple's touch-centric mobile operating system. No official name given on its initial release; Apple marketing literature simply stating the iPhone runs a version of Apple's desktop operating system, OS X.[1] On March 6, 2008, with the release of the iPhone software development kit (iPhone SDK), Apple named it iPhone OS (they went on to rename it "iOS" on June 7, 2010).[2]

iPhone OS 2.x[edit]

2.0, the second major release of iOS, became available with the release of the iPhone 3G. Devices running 1.x are upgradable to this version. This version of the OS introduces the App Store, making third-party applications available to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

iPhone OS 3.x[edit]

3.0 became available with the iPhone 3GS. It was released on June 17, 2009. This release added features such as copy and paste, and MMS. Not all features were available on the original iPhone. Devices running 2.x were upgradeable to this firmware.[34][35]

iOS 4.x[edit]

iOS 4 was made available to the public for the iPhone and iPod Touch on June 21, 2010, and is the first release to be renamed to simply "iOS". This is the first major iOS release to drop support for some devices. It is also the first major iOS release that iPod Touch users do not have to pay for.

The iPhone 3G and iPod Touch (2nd generation) have limited features, including lack of multitasking capabilities and the ability to set a home screen wallpaper, while the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generation) have all features enabled, such as multitasking. The iPhone and iPod Touch (1st generation) cannot run iOS 4.0 and above.

iOS 4.2.1, released November 22, 2010, added iPad compatibility. It also was the last version to support iPhone 3G and iPod Touch (2nd generation, MB & MC model).


iOS 5.x[edit]

iOS 5 was previewed to the public on June 6, 2011.[71] It was released for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM and CDMA), iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (3rd & 4th generation), iPad, and iPad 2 on October 12, 2011.[72]

iOS 5.1.1 is the final release supported for the iPad (1st generation) and iPod Touch (3rd generation).


iOS 6.x[edit]

iOS 6 was announced and previewed on June 11, 2012 during Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2012, and its release was stated as Fall 2012. Following the pattern of previous iOS releases, some older devices were no longer supported, specifically the iPod Touch (3rd generation), and the iPad (1st generation). Supported devices include the iPhone 3GS and later; the iPod Touch (4th generation) and later; and the iPad 2 and later.[82]

On September 12, 2012 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, among other items unveiled, Apple announced three iOS-related items: the next generation iPhone 5, the redesigned iPod Touch (5th generation), and the announcement of the release of iOS 6.0 the following week.[83]

iOS 6 was released to the public on September 19, 2012, through iTunes and over-the-air updates.

iOS 6.1.6 is the final release supported for the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation).


iOS 7.x[edit]

Apple announced iOS 7 on June 10, 2013 at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, with release announced for sometime in Fall (Northern Hemisphere) or Spring (Southern Hemisphere) 2013. At their iPhone event on September 10, 2013, Apple announced the full release of iOS 7 for September 18, 2013, while also unveiling two new iPhone models: the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. With this release, support was once again dropped for older devices, specifically the iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch (4th generation). Supported devices on this release include the iPhone 4 onwards, iPod Touch (5th generation), the iPad 2 onwards, and the iPad Mini (1st generation) onwards.[92]

Table of versions: iOS 7.x – portable iOS devices
Version Build Baseband Release date Features
iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), and iPad Mini (1st generation)

7.0[edit]

11A465

11A466 (iPhone 5S and 5C shipped with this)

04.12.09 P4

5.0.02 P4S 05.00.01 P5 1.00.06 P5C P5S

September 18, 2013; 6 months ago (2013-09-18)
  • Flat design and move away from skeuomorphism in general (exceptions exist - for a move towards more skeuomorphism, see for example the Countdown with a new skeuomorphic 3D animation of a spinning wheel).
  • System Helvetica Neue Regular font.
  • Full Screen apps that make use of the system status bar and navigation bar.
  • Translucent design in tab bar, navigation bar, status bar, system keyboard, Control Center, and Notification Center (some translucent layers not on iPhone 4, iPad 2 or iPad (3rd generation)).
  • Opaque design in Alert view, Action Sheet and Share Sheet.
  • Borderless buttons in general.
  • Back navigation gesture by swiping from left edge of the screen.
  • New UI for arranging tab-bar icons.
  • System-wide dynamic font size, configurable in Settings.
  • Enhance the viewing experience of non-iPad apps on Retina iPads, remove the 1x and 2x toggle, apps are opened in ’2x’ mode by default on non-Retina iPads.
  • Home Screen
  • Search dialog is now accessible on each screen by pulling it down.
  • "New" banner on newly installed apps have been replaced with blue dots.
  • Brand new icons for built-in apps.
  • Newsstand is now a dedicated app instead of a folder.
  • Control Center
  • A unified screen to quickly access toggles and controls for system settings and services, and for using AirDrop and AirPlay.
  • System wide, accessible by swiping upward from the bottom of the screen.
  • Accessible in the lock screen.
  • Flashlight (device-specific features that come with physical camera) toggle button.
  • Landscape support.
  • A grabber in full screen apps.
  • Mute/silent toggle button in iPad.
  • Providing iOS control to in-car control systems on some car models by selected vendors from 2014.
  • Includes Siri integration (eyes-free/hands-free modes), satellite navigation, telephony, music, and iMessage integration.
  • Integrates Apple's ad-hoc Wi-Fi sharing feature AirDrop (iPhone 5 and later, iPad (4th generation) and later, and iPad Mini (1st generation) and later).
  • Alert view, for receive invitation from other devices, option to accept/cancel.
  • Options to set discoverable: Off/Contacts only/Everyone.
  • Inter-app Audio
  • Register audio streams to share with other apps.
  • Provides for MIDI control of audio rendering, remotely launching other registered Inter-App Audio apps.
  • Notification Center
  • Accessible in the lock screen.
  • Today tab, for previewing the events calendar, stocks, and tomorrows events; provides traffic info on frequently visited places.
  • Missed filter: can filter list to see notifications that occurred when phone was not actively in use.
  • Bounces when swiped down quickly.
  • Folders
  • Unlimited number of apps via folder subpages.
  • Newsstand app can now be moved inside any folder.
  • Transparent background.
  • Folders change color when apps are downloading and clock-like animated progress graphic is superimposed over folders that have actively downloading apps.
  • Alert
  • A countdown for snooze.
  • Calculator
  • New feedback when pressing a key.
  • Toggle landscape mode button.
  • Spotlight
  • Accessible on every page of the Home screen by swiping downward from anywhere.
  • New animation.
  • Multitasking
  • Redesigned switcher, with horizontal scrolling for previewing all running apps, and swipe upward gesture to stop any running apps.
  • Can close multiple apps simultaneously by swiping with multiple fingers.
  • Landscape switcher.
  • Smart background app running mode; fetches data based on network connectivity and user habits.
  • Use apps while the app is updating.
  • Wallpapers
  • Weather
  • Dynamic animation for different weathers (iPhone 4S and later and iPod Touch (5th generation)).P4S, P5, P5C, P5S, T5
  • Shows sunrise/sunset humidity, chance of precipitation, and wind speed.
  • Can see multiple locations simultaneously when the menu icon is selected.
  • Can select GPS icon at bottom to immediately see weather for current location.
  • Phone
  • Block list.
  • Contact pictures on Favorites.
  • Transparency in the number pad button when pressing.
  • Phone History and Voicemail Info options allow one to return the call in multiple ways including call back, FaceTime and Messaging.
  • New fields in Contacts: "Add Social Profile", and "Add Instant Message".
  • "Chat", "FaceTime", "Mail" buttons next to the contact information; no longer need to scroll down to the bottom.
  • Send contacts through AirDrop.
  • FaceTime Audio.
  • Block list.
  • A dedicated app on the iPhone, like the previous version on iPod Touch and iPad.
  • Long SMS.
  • Block list.
  • No longer have to scroll to the top to access "Call", "FaceTime", and "Info".
  • Contact pictures in group chats.
  • Ability to see exact time of when each message was sent by dragging conversation bubbles to the left.
  • Event and address detection in the message context, tap to open in Calendar and Maps.
  • A contact with a nickname will appear in Messages under the nickname, rather than the full name.
  • New animation when compressing video to be shared.
  • Full screen browsing, the previous version only support in iPhone landscape mode.
  • Unified text field for both URL and search.
  • Bookmarked website thumbnail icons appear when text field is activated.
  • Top-hit, Google suggest, Bookmarks, and History appear on the unified text field while typing.
  • Preview tabs on iPhone and iPod Touch are no longer limited to 8.
  • Preview tabs use new 3D vertical animation for previewing the opened tabs; long press to edit positions, swipe to remove.
  • Reading List shows website thumbnails on the right.
  • Scrolls articles one-by-one vertically from Reading List, as per OS X Mavericks.
  • Swipe gestures for back/previous history, as per OS X.
  • Parental controls.
  • Private button: enables "Do not track me." feature per website within the app. Previously, configuration appeared in Settings for every website.
  • Recent links: a reading list of all user's friends on Facebook or Twitter post.
  • Reading List button: new round glasses icon pays tribute to Steve Jobs.
  • The .com button removed and replaced with a simple period button. The .com, .net, and .org domain extensions can be accessed by holding down on the button.
  • Bookmarks/Reading List/Shared Links tabs re-ordered/slightly tweaked.
  • New bolder loading bar, private browsing UI tweaks and tab/bookmark changes on the iPad .
  • Photo Stream video support, and more than one contributor per photo stream.
  • Notification Sync across different iCloud devices.
  • Automatic Day/Night Mode that responds to ambient light and current time to switch between day and night color schemes.
  • Turn-by-turn walking directions, with estimated time.
  • Maps bookmarks syncing.
  • Receives notification data sent from the new Maps app in OS X Mavericks (version 10.9).
  • A live compass at the right top corner.
  • Clock
  • App icon reflects the live time.
  • Timer shows in the lock screen.
  • City shows how many hours ahead/behind from your current location.
  • Music
  • New iTunes Radio service.
  • Scrub along the song to get to a certain part directly from the lock screen.
  • Download full albums from iCloud from iTunes Match.
  • Tapping a song in the Now-Playing screen allows users to rate.
  • Cover Flow: Instead of swiping though individual albums, one can now swipe through multiple albums.
  • Reintroduced on-screen lyrics for iPads (this feature was absent in iOS 5 and iOS 6).
  • Slider/discovery feature.
  • Automatic app updates: switch to enable/disable in Settings, under iTunes, App Store.
  • New catalogues for kids based on their age.
  • Genius tab replaced with "Apps Near Me" tab for app recommendations based on user's location.
  • Volume purchase.
  • Search tab redesigned, the number of results appears on the right of the search field.
  • Circular download progress animation during downloading/updating in Home Screen.
  • Add to wish list.
  • It is now possible to download older versions of apps (the last compatible version supported by the device legacy firmware).
  • iTunes
  • Smart download of TV episodes.
  • Photos
  • Albums are organized by Places, Moments, and Years, using the EXIF data as the base of the collection.
  • Share Sheet shares photos to iCloud, social networks, and AirDrop (if available).
  • New default album "Panorama Photos".
  • Camera
  • Control redesign: swipe horizontally to select the still images, videos, square photos, and Panorama modes (if available).
  • Live image filters. P4S, P5, P5C, P5S, T5
  • SDK for 60 FPS video recording.
  • Pinch to zoom while video recording.
  • Redeem iTunes gift card using front camera.
  • Panorama reduces when battery is low.[clarification needed]
  • Slow motion video recording at 120 frames per second.P5S
  • Burst mode.P5S
  • High-dynamic-range imaging (HDR) for iPad.
  • New layout for Calendar list view on the iPhone.
  • Years view.
  • Week view.
  • Integration with Mail.
  • Integration with Maps, users are notified with transit information when entering places information.
  • Can now hide or show declined events.
  • Will support custom calendar colors.
  • All Day toggle on the Add Event Screen instead of buried in the Select Time control.
  • Can snooze or View Event when an Event Reminder appears.
  • Can set up a second alert time for an event.
  • Can change Busy/Free Status.
  • Selecting the name of the calendar month shows the monthly calendar.
  • Secure game scores.
  • Authenticated players.
  • Turn-based game modes.
  • Ranking-style leader boards.
  • Compass
  • View PDF annotation.
  • New smart mailboxes.
  • Improved Mail search.
  • Hotmail is now Outlook when adding an account, using new Outlook icon.
  • Flagged, Unread, To or CC, Attachments, All drafts, All sent, All Trash smart mailboxes.
  • Shake to Undo to un-archive something.
  • When emailing a passbook pass, it appears as a pass.
  • New animation when compressing video to be shared.
  • New animation when moving mail into a folder.
  • When selecting a target folder while moving an email, an iconic image of the email above the folder selector appears.
  • Have the ability to move an email to Junk folder when flagging.
  • New Print option available when Reply option is selected.
  • New design, mostly white.
  • No longer change fonts in Notes.
  • Can AirDrop notes.
  • Settings
  • Per app cellular data usage permission.
  • Per app using microphone privacy permission.
  • Per app using camera privacy permission.
  • Password required to reset networking and contents.
  • Accessibility
  • Head movement detection for different gestures.
  • China features
  • Tencent Weibo social network integration.
  • Chinese-English bilingual dictionary.
  • Improved Chinese input including T9 keyboard for pinyin (Added in Beta 4), and handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters.
  • Updated voices, and a new male voice (in select regions/languages). English (US), French, and German will be available with the launch of iOS 7 (additional languages will be added over time).
  • Controls certain system settings, such as turning on/off Bluetooth, and changing display brightness.
  • Search from Wikipedia and Bing search engines.
  • Post to Sina Weibo.
  • Search tweets on Twitter.
  • Option to open MLB scores in the MLB.com At Bat app.
  • Navigation, access and voice are more natural.
  • Geofencing.
  • Ability to create repeating reminders has been removed.
  • Find My iPhone
  • Activation Lock: re-activation with iCloud account if the device have been wiped remotely using Find My iPhone service, to prevent unauthorized usage of the lost device.
  • Password required to disable.
  • Enterprise
  • Enterprise single sign-on.
  • Per app VPN.
  • Managed app config, for more efficiently deploying and managing of iPhones and iPads.
  • Accessories
  • Unauthorized Lightning cables are blocked and can no longer be used.[93]
  • Set up and configure Wi-Fi accessories, such as AirPlay speakers.
  • iBeacons, a new class of Bluetooth LE low-powered, low-cost transmitters that can notify devices of other nearby devices/services.
  • Bluetooth LE profiles; including time, notifications, keyboards, and stereo sound.
  • MFi game controllers.
  • Screenshot
  • No longer included in the Assistive Touch, they appear on the layer of the image.
  • Trusted Devices
  • User is warned when plugging their iOS device into their Mac/PC, "Trust the currently connected computer? Trusting this computer will allow it to have full access to your device and all of its data."
  • Voice Memo
  • New design.
  • Save to iCloud.
  • Share using AirDrop.
  • Status bar
  • Translucent design.
  • 1xRTT icon on CDMA iPhones changed from "o" icon to "1x" icon.
  • GPRS icon on GSM iPhones changed from "o" icon to "GPRS" icon.
  • Dots representations for cellular signal strength.
  • Icon size slightly increased for better readability on the lock screen.
  • Lock screen
  • Charging the battery: rather than battery image on the lock screen, x% charged briefly appears under the clock, then reverts to the date.
  • Access to Notification Center and Control Center.
  • When playing music, the lock screen will now display the time.
  • iPad has Camera control on the lock screen, like the previous version on iPhone and iPod Touch.
  • Timer counting down is shown when the device is locked.
  • Scrubbing bar is now displayed on the lock screen.
  • Wi-Fi
  • New Wi-Fi diagnostics mode.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0.
  • Other
  • New first-time setup menus.
  • Add Passcode Lock during Setup Assistant.
  • Vimeo and Flickr social network integrations.
  • Italian, Korean, and Dutch dictionaries.
  • New fade animation when pressing the power button.
  • New Tamil keyboard.
  • New ringtones and system sounds.

7.0.1[edit]

11A470a September 19, 2013; 6 months ago (2013-09-19) iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C only

Bug fixes

  • Fixes a bug with the Touch ID sensor on the iPhone 5S.
  • Fixes a bug with the App Store purchases system.

7.0.2[edit]

11A501 1.00.06 P5C P5S September 26, 2013; 6 months ago (2013-09-26) Bug fixes
  • Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode.

Features

  • Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry.
iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad Mini (1st generation), and iPad Mini (2nd generation)

7.0.3[edit]

11B511 1.02.02 P5C P5S

5.02.00 P5

October 22, 2013; 5 months ago (2013-10-22)

Bug fixes

  • Updates lock screen to delay display of 'slide to unlock' when Touch ID is in use (iPhone 5S).
  • Fixes iMessage bugs where messages failed to send and iMessage failed to activate.
  • Improves system stability for iWork app.
  • Fixes accelerometer calibration issue.
  • Fixes a bug where Siri or VoiceOver used a lower voice.
  • Fixes bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode.
  • Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize motion and animation. (but not separately from only turning off the parallax effect)
  • Fixes a bug that caused VoiceOver input to be too sensitive.
  • Fixes a bug that caused supervised devices to become unsupervised when updating software.

Features

  • Adds iCloud Keychain for website login & Wi-Fi network passwords, credit/debit card management, and other account info.
  • Adds Password Generator in Safari for generating unique, hard-to-guess passwords.
  • Adds back web search and Wikipedia search in Spotlight.
  • Updates the bold text setting to change dial pad text.

7.0.4[edit]

11B554a November 14, 2013; 5 months ago (2013-11-14) Bug fixes
  • Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.

7.0.5[edit]

11B601 January 29, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-01-29) iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C only

Bug fixes

  • Corrects network provisioning for some iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models sold in China.

7.0.6[edit]

11B651 February 21, 2014; 57 days ago (2014-02-21) Bug fixes
  • Fix CVE-2014-1266, a bug in Secure Transport that can cause it to fail to verify the authenticity of a SSL/TLS connection. Also last version of iOS 7 that works with the evasion 7 jailbreak.

7.1[edit]

11D167 / 11D169 / 11D169b 6.02.00 P5 March 10, 2014; 40 days ago (2014-03-10)
  • iOS experience designed for the car (iPhone 5 and later).
  • Works by connecting a Lightning enabled iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle.
  • Supports Phone, Messages, Maps, and audio apps (inc. Music and third-party).


  • Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the Home button while you speak, then releasing it when you're finished.
  • New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese.


  • Search field above Featured Stations to create stations based on Artist or Song.
  • Buy albums directly from the Now Playing screen.
  • Accessibility
  • Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs.
  • Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations.
  • New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point.
  • Calendar
  • Option to display event list with the month view.
  • Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries.
  • List view has been redesigned.
  • UI
  • Camera app has a new "HDR Auto" feature.P5S
  • Photos & Camera tab in iOS Settings has a new "Upload Burst Photos" option.
  • You can disable Parallax effect independently of other animations when setting up wallpaper.
  • Notification Center now displays "No Notifications" and "No Missed Notifications" for the "All" and "Missed" sections respectively when there are no notifications.
  • Caller ID photos: no longer full screen, instead small circle portrait for incoming/outgoing calls.[94]
  • New Yahoo logo, in both Notification Center and the Weather app.
  • A new dialogue "Touch ID requires your passcode when iPhone restarts" when restarting.P5S
  • New iPad wallpapers.
  • "Touch ID and Passcode" has been moved-up to the main menu in Settings.
  • Animations and transitions are noticeably faster.
  • Keyboard has new Shift/Backspace key highlights.
  • Control Center has a new "spring" animation upon opening.
  • Control Center sliders — volume and brightness — have momentum.
  • Wi-Fi toggle in Control Center now black when Wi-Fi not available (greyed-out in Settings)
  • Icons for Phone, Messages and FaceTime apps have less vibrant colors.
  • Music app: Albums now in descending order when browsing by Artist.
  • Numerous changes that make iOS 7 whole, consistent.
    • The Phone app has a new-look dialer.
    • The slide-to-power-off UI has been redesigned.
  • Bug Fixes/Improvements
  • Touch ID fingerprint recognition is improved.
  • Improved performance.P4
  • Fixes a home screen crash bug.
  • Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000.
  • iCloud Keychain support in additional countries.
  • FaceTime call notifications, automatically clear when call answered on another device.
  • iBeacon improvements.[95]
  • Patches 41 security exploits, including those used by the Evasi0n 7 jailbreak.[96]
Version Build Baseband Release date Features


Version history: Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards[edit]

Obsolete Discontinued Current Beta

Information about new updates to Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards is published on Apple's knowledge base.[97]

iOS 4.x[edit]

iOS 4.1 was the first version of iOS available on the Apple TV (2nd generation). It included Apple TV Software 4.0.[98]

iOS 5.x[edit]

On October 23, 2011, Apple TV (2nd generation) software was updated to version 4.4 bringing Photo Stream, Airplay mirroring (from iPhone 4S & iPad 2, later iPad (3rd generation)), NHL, Wall Street Journal, slideshow themes and Netflix subtitles.[98][99] Contrary to rumors and code found in iOS 5, the release did not bring support for Bluetooth or apps to the Apple TV 2.[100]

iOS 6.x[edit]

On September 24, 2012, Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards received the iOS 6.0 software update, with version 5.1's main features being Shared Photo Streams, iTunes account switching, better AirPlay functionality, and Trailers searching, among other smaller improvements.

iOS 7.x[edit]

On September 20, 2013, Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards received the iOS 7.0 software update, with version 6.0's main features including iTunes Radio and AirPlay from iCloud.

Table of versions: iOS 7.x – Apple TV (2nd generation) onwards
iOS version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features

7.0.1/7.0.2[edit]

6.0 11A502 September 23, 2013
  • iTunes Radio
  • Create your own radio stations and listen to them ad-free with iTunes Match (US and Australia only).
  • iTunes Store
  • Browse, purchase, and play music directly from the iTunes Store.
  • iCloud Photos
  • Adds support for playing video from a shared Photo Stream and viewing Photo Streams from multiple contributors.
  • AirPlay from iCloud
  • Apple TV will play content from iTunes In The Cloud instead of your AirPlay device when possible (requires iOS 7 on AirPlay device).
  • Podcasts
  • Sync your podcasts and podcast stations across Apple TV and all your iOS devices.
  • iMovie Theater
  • Stream your iMovie creations instantly in high definition from iCloud (requires latest version of iMovie for iOS or Mac and an iCloud account).
  • Subtitles & Captioning
  • Automatic subtitle selection based on Apple TV language setting, with customizable closed caption style.
  • Conference Room Display
  • Lock Apple TV into Conference Room Display (for business and education environments) and show onscreen instructions for using AirPlay.
  • Software update
  • Keep your Apple TV always up to date by automatically installing software updates when available.
  • Setup
  • Use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iOS 7 to automatically transfer network settings, your Apple ID, and language preferences to Apple TV (3rd generation) (not available on iPhone 4 or iPad 2).

Third-party US-only content added on September 26, 2013 without a software update: Major League Soccer (MLS) and Disney Junior.[115][116]

iMovie Theater app was added on October 22, 2013 without a software update.[117]

7.0.3[edit]

6.0.1 11B511d October 25, 2013
  • Stability and performance
  • Includes general performance and stability improvements.[118]

7.0.4[edit]

6.0.2 11B554a November 14, 2013
  • Stability and performance
  • Includes general performance and stability improvements.[118]

7.1[edit]

6.1 11D169b March 10, 2014
  • Main menu
  • Includes ability to make hiding channels easier[118]
  • AirPlay
  • Security option to require that iOS devices or Macs be verified with a one-time, onscreen code before using AirPlay (requires iOS 7.1 or later on an iOS device or a Mac with OS X 10.9.2 or later).[118]
  • Adds support to allow an AirPlay device to discover Apple TV over Bluetooth in environments where multicast or Bonjour traffic is blocked on the network or the AirPlay device is on a different subnet.[118]
  • Remote app
  • View your purchased TV Shows and Movies in the Remote app and tap to play them instantly on Apple TV.[118]
  • Create and play iTunes Radio stations (requires Remote app version 4.2 or later).[118]
  • Stability and performance
  • Includes bug fixes, general performance and stability improvements.[118]
iOS Version Apple TV Software Build Release date Features

Notes[edit]

Major software bugs[edit]

iOS 4.x[edit]

Alarm clock bugs

The Alarm feature of the built in Clock app in the iPhone and iPod Touch has been plagued by major bugs in all versions of iOS 4. The first bug noticed was the "DST bug" which was first seen when some countries switched to/from daylight saving time from/to standard time in October/November 2010.[119][120] It caused recurring alarms to start going off an hour too early or late. Apple promised the bug would be fixed in iOS 4.2 but according to some reports it still exists even in iOS 4.3.1.[121]

The second alarm clock bug discovered was the "New Year's Day bug" which showed up on January 1, 2011 as well as January 1, 2012. It caused non-recurring alarms not to go off at all.[122] However two days after each New Year's Day, on January 3, 2011, they "magically" started working again. This bug was seemingly fixed in iOS 4.3.[123]

iOS 5.x[edit]

Battery

Apple has confirmed that several battery life bugs are negatively affecting battery life in iOS 5.[124] They attempted to fix these bugs with iOS 5.0.1 but the problem still remained.[125]

Wi-Fi

The launch of the iOS 5 update on October 12, 2011 (including iOS 5.0.1 released on November 10, 2011) led many users to report a major bug causing the device to lose Wi-Fi access. This problem has supposedly been fixed with the release of iOS 5.1.1[126][127]

SIM card

Some users of the iPhone 4S and iPad reported issues with the SIM card in the initial release of iOS 5,[128] and even though Apple attempted to fix these issues in version 5.0.1 build 9A406 (for iPhone 4S only), they still remain.[129]

Echo bugs

Some users of the iPhone 4/4S reported issues with having echo problems during phone call in the initial release of iOS 5, which causes echoes to appear randomly during phone calls made through earphones. The other party in the call is generally unable to hear the conversation due to this problem.[130] The owners reported a "fix" that is to switch to speaker mode when echo happens then switch back (turn speaker off), which would get rid of the echo temporarily, but it might happen again within the same phone call. It is unclear that whether Apple attempted to fix this issue in version 5.0.1, but for many users this problem still remains after updating to 5.0.1. It appears that the new noise-cancelling microphone/technology might be the reason behind this bug.[citation needed] Apple has since released version 5.1.1 in an attempt to fix the problem.

iOS 6.x[edit]

Maps

Apple has admitted that there were several bugs in the mapping app on iOS 6, with cities in the wrong location, some places being missed off altogether, some places misnamed and places of interest in the sea.[131][132][133]

Bluetooth

Many users report a problem with Bluetooth audio streaming to a range of compatible devices. The sound cuts out every now and then for no apparent reason. As of October 2012, no solution has been provided by Apple.[134]

Location-based Reminders

Location-based reminders do not work for iPads, even though they were promised to work on cellular enabled devices.[135]

Cellular Network

A lot of users reporting problems with the iPhone 5 not reconnecting to the cellular network, when having lost connection for more than 5 minutes and staying at "No Service". As of December 2012, no solution has been provided by Apple and the problem was not solved with the 6.0.1 iOS release.[citation needed]

From iOS 6.1, new major bugs have been identified. The first was addressed when iOS 6.1.1 was released that "fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability for iPhone 4S".[136]

Do Not Disturb

Many iPhone users experienced a bug with the Do Not Disturb feature when the calendar changed from 2012 to 2013. The feature would be left on past the scheduled time set by the user, allowing texts, notifications, and alarm settings to be missed. The bug was caused by a difference in formatting in the ISO calendar system versus the Gregorian calendar system.[137] Apple did not offer a quick software update for the bug, instead saying that the bug would fix itself on January 7, 2013.[138]

Microsoft Exchange

Another bug causes issues when iOS devices connect to a Microsoft Exchange server to retrieve email, resulting in message "mailbox server resources are consumed, log growth becomes excessive, memory and CPU use may increase significantly, and server performance is affected".[139] Microsoft have suggested several workarounds,[140] and Apple responded with a KnowledgeBase article describing the cause of the bug and a suggested temporary workaround, promising a fix in the near future,[141] which was then fixed with release of iOS 6.1.2.

Lockscreen bypass code

On iPhones, another bug found in 6.1 allowing bypassing the lock screen's passcode to temporarily gain full access to the Phone app, by performing a specific sequence of actions on the phone that remained unfixed,[142] with Apple acknowledging the bug[143] and then addressed with release of iOS 6.1.3.

Audio profile speakerphone

iPhone 5 users experienced dropped calls during the release of iOS 6.1.3 when there was an issue with the audio microphone profile. This also caused issues with many voice-over commands, including Siri, to get different results than expected or to fail easily. Apple fixed this bug with the release of iOS 6.1.4 to update the audio speaker profile so users would get better results.

FaceTime

Shortly when Apple released iOS 7, the new software unfortunately left the iPod Touch (4th generation) along with the iPhone 3GS. However, a FaceTime issue occurred in iOS 7.0.3 when video calls were failing for users while developers on the iPod Touch (4th generation) addressed this same issue, while no longer supported and stuck on iOS 6.1.3. Apple then fixed this bug with the release of iOS 6.1.5 for the iPod Touch (4th generation) on November 14, 2013, along with iOS 7.0.4 for iOS 7 devices for the same purpose. iOS 7.0.4 included bug fixes that occurred during the release of iOS 7 whereas iOS 6.1.5 did not include the bug improvements that appeared on iOS 6 when Apple did not realize, noticeably since iOS 5, that the echo bug has still occurred. For example, during a FaceTime call, echoes occur when a person tries to speak to the other person that he or she's talking to. Because of this, the sound takes longer for the person to hear than the other person speaking.

Data security

An attacker can collect or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS protocols. This same bug was also reported on iOS 7.0.4 and iOS 7.0.5 for the iPhone 5C & 5S. For the iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch 4th generation, iOS 6.1.6 was released to fix this issue since they are no longer supported. (see iOS 7.x)

iOS 7.x[edit]

In iOS 7, users that were running iPhone 4 through iPhone 5, iPad 2nd-4th generation, first-generation iPad Mini, and iPod Touch 5th generation have developed bugs that were previously retained since iOS 6. One example is the SSL/TLS protocol when the secure transport failed to verify certification authenticity. This caused the iPhone 3GS (initially ended with iOS 6.1.3) and the iPod Touch 4th generation (initially ended with iOS 6.1.5) to advance one update to iOS 6.1.6.

Lockscreen bypass bugs

People are able to bypass the lockscreen. This flaw was discovered within hours of it becoming publicly available. The exploit is only able to be done on the iPhone 4S and 5 with the 5S and 5C safe from this bug. The access is caused by the ability to use the control center via the lock screen, this feature is able to be turned off.[144]

Motion Sickness

Users complained about dizziness and vertigo-like symptoms when using this operating system.[145]

Creation of CardDAV Accounts not working

Creating a CardDAV Account contains a bug that needs manual fixing of the CardDAV-Server-URL.[146]

Battery drain problems

Issues with battery draining even though sleeping.[147]

FaceTime

Issues with video-calling and connection errors. (See iOS 6.x)

Safari ignores local domain

Local domain names can no longer be resolved in Safari.[148][149] This breaks short names on the local network, e.g. 'nas' for nas.<ourdomain>.

Home screen crashes

Some uses are experiencing problems.[150]

Data security

Secure transport failed to validate the authenticity of connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps. This may cause an attacker with a privileged network position to capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.[151] Those running iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, first-generation iPad Mini and later, and iPod Touch (5th generation) had this issue addressed by the release of iOS 7.0.6.

Battery Indicator stuck until reboot

Few users of iPhone 4S are experiencing problems.[152][153] Wherein users battery indicator was stuck at the same value until next restart.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Many iPhone 4s users are complaining that after the update to iOS 7 their Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can not be activated. Apple already knows this huge problems, however no satisfying and long-lasting solution has been found for this.

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