iOS 8 on iPhone 5s

Earlier this week, Apple unveiled iOS 8 during its WWDC keynote event. The eighth iteration of the mobile operating system brings about a number of changes, and many folks are calling it the largest update ever for the popular platform.

With that in mind, the folks over at the Verge created a video that offers an overview of all of the iOS releases, going back to the original iPhone. It’s less than 5 minutes long, and really shows how far things have come in the past 8 years…

It’s always cool to be reminded how iOS has evolved. The inaugural version of the software that launched in 2007 is starkly different than what we use today. There was no App Store, no copy/paste—you couldn’t even change your wallpaper.

On Monday, Apple announced that it has sold more than 800 million iOS devices, picking up 130 million new iOS users in just the past year. It also said that there are now 9 million registered developers, and 1.3 million apps in the App Store.

[The Verge]

  • David Gitman

    cant wait for iOS 9 lol

    • Anmol Malhotra

      LOL!!!

    • Will it be released soon? 😉 haha

      • Agru

        Can I jailbreak it right now? Lol

  • Andrew McOlash

    This video really makes me appreciate apple because they scrapped so many of their “great ideas” to improve in new ways which are much better and done in a different way. I can’t wait to see what happens down the road

  • Jhonny Lennon

    Is iOS 8 the “openness” that jailbreak devs need?

    • Let’s say iOS8 just let go some boundaries many devs face when developing apps for iOSes prior to iOS8. Starting from 3rd party keyboards to the ability of apps to “talk” to each other!
      But stock iOS will never ever enjoy the freedom that millions of jailbroken iOS device owners experience right now.
      A rooted or jailborken OS always thrives for more, and when ever a limit appears, rooting or jailbreaking breaks it down!
      It’s always different, even with Android, Rooted Android smartphones will always do more than stock ones!

      Jailbreak FTW, Jailbreak for those whom always want more!

    • sriram varadarajulu

      well.. not exactly 😛 there are more people devs want i guess

  • Anmol Malhotra

    No matter how many features Android or WP or any other mobile platform provides.. I love Apple.. I love iOS… And will keep loving them till my last breath.. It’s in my dna 😀
    I love you Apple! #AppleFanBoy
    Anyone jealous? Then keep hating!

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Actually not just iOS.. I’ve only used iOS still now.. That’s why i mentioned it 🙂

      • I’ve used Android and iOS extensively for 6 months at least.

        Aaand oh boy! No thing to compare! iOS is a way better!
        Android is not that bad, but the PlayStore, just eww! It sucks, You cannot imagine the amount of sh*t apps and spam apps specially when you’re Egyptian, and see how much sh*tty apps are there for Middle East guys! No way you can settle for that! 😀

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        “you’re Egyptian, and see how much sh*tty apps are there for Middle East guys! No way you can settle for that! :D”

        I think this is mostly down to the tools Apple lays at developers disposal. It’s really easy for developers to impliment multiple languages in iOS apps and ajust the layout of apps accordingly (for example if text is longer in one language)…

      • Andrew Roth

        Agreed.

    • Whatever others OSes have to give for their customers, Apple’s iOS actually has the quality and slight perfection that other OSes will need to unite and work hard together to start making something that might look like Apple apps, but I believe they won’t!

      iOS is genius! Easy and complex to develop at the sametime! Easy in understanding and learning its code, complex in how you would so much complicated apps! You cannot just understand how effectively iOS uses iDevices resources to bring such vivid experience to users.

      Apple always wins, whatever iOS is limited, it always wins!
      Viva Apple! 😀

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Yep! That’s what Android wont gain in the next century or so 😀
        This is what Apple is known for and i love them for this only. Simple for users but complex for Apple guys to implement. As Steve Jobs once said :Simple can be harder than complex: you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to get it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there , you can move mountains. 😀

    • AppleFanboy

      God bless you brother 😀

    • Mohamed Danish

      i am with you…

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Who’s that guy giving presentation in keynote? I dont know his name.
    There were 6 people in that video : Steve Jobs , craig , Tim Cook , Phill schiller , Ive and the other one??

    • sdhn97

      Scott Forstall. Fired in 2012… Google it

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Ohk so thats him.. Yeah i know him.. But never knew him by face.. He has given so much to Apple and see what he got -_-

      • Matt

        Haha Google it. Ditching Google is why he got fired.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        He got fired because of the Apple Maps fiasco which is nothing to do with Google. In addition to this there was also talk that not everything at Apple liked him…

      • Andrew Roth

        Exactly. Apple Maps only existed because they ditched Google Maps.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        But that’s not why he got fired. He got fired because he was in charge of the Maps application and unlike everything else Apple it didn’t ‘just work’. If Forstall had done it right in the first place there wouldn’t have been any problems. But there were problems and many high profile cases highlighted by the media. On the plus side Forstall did help find the Loch Ness monster…

      • Matt

        Yeah it was supposed to be a joke. Which u didn’t get

      • Kurt

        A ‘funny’ joke I didn’t get either

  • Andrew Roth

    It always seems like this iOS version is huge when it’s first announced, but by the time the next one is ready, it seems like it’s just how it should be and anything less would be broken. Maybe each version does just get bigger and better, I don’t know… (I mean going from one update, to five, to 100, to 500, etc)

  • neoamaru

    Call me Stupid but will iOS 8 allow me my God-Given right to play ROM games using Emulators?

    • DeAndre Enrico

      You are stupid.

  • Jad Boukai

    Disclaimer: You may think I am, but I am not an Apple Fanboy (Haha :P)

    Anyways, I love iOS over all the other OSes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I hate the others, but I just prefer iOS. That doesn’t go without saying that iOS has its annoying quirks. The thing is, even though I love all the features that are seen in Android or Blackberry or Windows, they just aren’t as “refined” as Apple’s. And whenever Apple adds *Ahem* COPIES *Ahem* (Don’t kid yourself, they do copy just as much as others copy them haha :P) those features, they’re are always cleaner, and simpler to use. That’s why I think I’ll most likely always prefer iOS, especially considering this step really shows a movement towards a more Open system. Not as open as Android, but still much more accessible than previous iterations of iOS.