iOS

iOS (previously iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. Originally unveiled in 2007 for the iPhone, it has been extended to support other Apple devices such as the iPod Touch (September 2007), iPad (January 2010) and second-generation Apple TV (September 2010). Unlike Microsoft's Windows Phone and Google's Android, Apple does not license iOS for installation on non-Apple hardware. As of June 2013, Apple's App Store contained more than 900,000 iOS applications, 375,000 of which were optimised for iPad.[6] These apps have collectively been downloaded more than 50 billion times.[7] It had a 21% share of the smartphone mobile operating system units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, behind only Google's Android.[8] In June 2012, it accounted for 65% of mobile web data consumption (including use on both the iPod Touch and the iPad).[9] At the half of 2012, there were 410 million devices activated.[10] According to the special media event held by Apple on September 12, 2012, 400 million devices had been sold by June 2012.[11]