Apple has really evolved its operating system when it comes to mobile units. We saw the first-ever iPhone back in 2007. It was the first proper smartphone and features a new OS: The iPhone OS. Since then, we have seen it evolve into the iOS we see today. Then it was ported to iPads as well and ultimately Apple changed that to be more tablet-savey. They called it iPad OS. Now though, we have some fresh news on our hands.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) June 18, 2020
While he doesn’t say much about it, it seems as if Apple may be separating the OS found on iPhones and iPad entirely. Last year, at WWDC, the company did so with the iPad OS. This year, perhaps they have a plan to change the look for iOS 14 (or iPhone OS 14) differently than they plan for iPad OS.
The main comments on the post though are pretty confused. People believe there is no need to form a different name for the new iOS. And what of the iPod touch lineup. Would they not be getting any upgrades in the future? And if so, we cannot hope for Apple to form an iPod OS. Come on! at this point, it just sounds silly. Perhaps, coming back to our first point, the 14th iteration of Apple’s mobile software would significantly differentiate between the iPad and iPhones. Perhaps Apple would be focused on making it more of a full computer as they plan to with the recent mouse and keyboard support and the Apple Magic Keyboard.