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With the first iPhone in 2007, Apple also released the first mobile operating system for this and other devices. At that time, the portable offshoot of OS X on the Mac was still called "iPhone OS". Later, the system based on Darwin, based on the XNU kernel and built in ARM architecture was simply called "iOS". It also functions as the operating system on the Apple iPod Touch. It was also used on the iPad until 2019, before it was replaced there by the standalone iPadOS. Here you will find an overview of all iOS versions, with the release date and further information.
In the following table you will find the individual iPhone operating systems from Apple as well as their release dates and latest versions. Because in addition to the first versions of the individual systems (always released with a new iPhone generation), there are several update stages, which usually range from the release to the next version. In addition, there are sometimes parallel updated versions such as iOS 12 for older devices and the following for newer devices.
|iPhone operating system||release date||Released with...||Last version|
|iPhone OS 1||29 June 2007||iPhone||iPhone OS 1.1.5|
|iPhone OS 2||11 July 2008||iPhone 3G||iPhone OS 2.2.1|
|iPhone OS 3||17 June 2009||iPhone 3GS||iPhone OS 3.2.2|
|iOS 4||21 June 2010||iPhone 4||iOS 4.2.10|
|iOS 5||12 October 2011||iPhone 4s||iOS 5.1.1|
|iOS 6||19 September 2012||iPhone 5||iOS 6.1.6|
|iOS 7||18 September 2013||iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s||iOS 7.1.2|
|iOS 8||17 September 2014||iPhone 6||iOS 8.4.1|
|iOS 9||16 September 2015||iPhone 6s||iOS 9.3.6|
|iOS 10||13 September 2016||iPhone 7||iOS 10.3.4|
|iOS 11||19 September 2017||iPhone 8, iPhone X||iOS 11.4.1|
|iOS 12||17 September 2018||iPhone XS, iPhone XR||iOS 12.5.5|
|iOS 13||19 September 2019||iPhone 11||iOS 13.7|
|iOS 14||16 September 2020||iPhone 12||iOS 14.8.1|
|iOS 15||20 September 2021||iPhone 13||continues to receive updates|
|iOS 16||12 September 2022||iPhone 14||-|
Information correct as of September 2022
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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