iPhone OS from Apple
The iPhone uses its well known operating system, the iPhone OS, which is derived from Mac OS X. The iPhone OS has four abstraction layers: the Core OS layer, the Core Services layer, the Media layer, and the Cocoa Touch layer. The operating system uses roughly 500 megabytes of the device’s storage. The iPhone app store is the online market for downloading these applications. Third party applications were not officially supported until the release of iPhone OS 2.0 on July 11th 2008. Presently, XCode 4.x is the development environment and the applications are written in Objective C (a variant of language C). There is no doubt that the iOs will continue to be among the preferred mobile operating systems worldwide.
Currently the iPhone is on it’s 5th generation, iPhone 4s, and is expected to release a new device this Fall. The iPhone was originally exclusive to the AT&T carrier but has now expanded to include Verizon and many more coming soon. Apple’s new carriers and popular devices, such as the iPod and iPad, make the iOS a popular platform for both developers and consumers. Appcelerator has already a seen an increase
in development for the iOS in the last year alone. Shockoe is always excited to work on an iOS project and we look forward to seeing what Apple will come out with next.
Some of our iPhone Work
If you are interested in becoming an iOS developer for the Shockoe team you can apply here