iOS has seen an enormous amount of change over the last few years. When the first iPhone was released, the most entertaining thing to do was to watch YouTube videos and try to find a few web-based games. This was a time before apps, or multi-tasking, or folders. Looking back, it’s funny to think how revolutionary the iPhone and iOS was at the time when it lacked many features that we take for granted today.
Here’s a look back at the evolution of iOS.
iOS 6 (coming this fall)
iOS 6 was announced at this year's WWDC (read our First Take) and willbe released this fall to coincide with the unveiling of the new iPhone. Scott Forstall, Apple's SVP of iOS, promised that iOS 6 would bring 200 new features, including tighter Facebook integration, an empowered Siri voice assistant, and the capability to conduct FaceTime calls over a cellular network. But the biggest new feature is Apple's decision to replace the current Google Maps app with an in-house version with a whole new look, 3D city views, and turn-by-turn navigation with voice.