Video tells visual history of iOS in less than 5 minutes

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]