Apple’s “iOS is praised as a clever ecosystem that ‘just works,'” Rhiannon Williams reports for The Telegraph. “The entire system is an uncompromising labour of love that enchants as much as it infuriates, and ahead of the potential iOS 9 big reveal at this year’s WWDC, rumours are circulating as to what the latest features and updates may hold.”

“Revealed alongside the original iPhone in January 2007, the first Apple smartphone operating system was not given a specific name until the following March, with the launch of the first Software Development Kit beta., when it became known as iPhone OS,” Williams reports. “The first iPhone could not support 3G, the copy and paste function, email attachments or MMS – and couldn’t run third party apps.”

“Further updates included the introduction of the iTunes Music Store, allowing users to purchase music directly onto their phones (through a WiFi connection) for the first time, and the ability to create their own ringtones,” Williams reports. “Coinsiding with the launch of the iPhone 3G, the second major update to the operating system saw the launch of the App Store, leading to the introduction of third party apps and games.”

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