The decision enabled the success of the i Phone as a platform for third-party developers: using a well-known desktop operating system as its basis allowed the many third-party Mac developers to write software for the i Phone with minimal retraining.
To avoid any potential lawsuit, Apple licensed the "IOS" trademark from Cisco.
Originally, i Pod Touch users had to pay for system software updates.
Cheat is included that permits Creators to export creatures in Collada format for use in Maya.
Many tuning improvements to Space Game, including reduced disaster rates at all levels of difficulty, adjustments to Hard Mode, increased limits on concurrent trade routes, as well as changes to tool unlocks for the Knights.
Before i OS 4 on the i Phone 3GS (or later), the screen's background could be customized only through jailbreaking, but can now be changed out-of-the-box.
The screen has a status bar across the top to display data, such as time, battery level, and signal strength.Since i OS 3.2, users are able to set a background image for the Home screen.This feature is only available on third-generation devices—i Phone 3GS, third-generation i Pod touch (i OS 4.0 or newer), all i Pad models (since i OS 3.2)—or newer.In June 2010, Apple rebranded i Phone OS as "i OS".The trademark "IOS" had been used by Cisco for over a decade for its operating system, IOS, used on its routers.Initially, third-party native applications were not supported.