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IOS version history - iOS 10

Apple announced iOS 10 on June 13, 2016, at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, and it was released to the public on September 13, 2016 alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. With this release, Apple dropped support for devices using an A5 or A5X processor: the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Mini (1st generation), and iPod Touch (5th generation). iOS 10 has limited support on devices with 32-bit processors: the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, and iPad (4th generation). However, the iPhone 5S onwards, iPod Touch (6th generation), iPad Air onwards, and the iPad Mini 2 onwards are fully supported. The release of iOS 10.2.1 brought support for the iPad (5th generation), and iOS 10.3.2 brought support for the iPad Pro (10.5-inch) and the iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2nd generation). iOS 10.3.3 is the final supported release for the iPhone 5C and the Wi-Fi-only iPad (4th generation). iOS 10.3.4 is the final supported release for the iPhone 5 and the Wi-Fi + cellular iPad (4th generation). iOS 10 is the last iOS version to run on 32-bit processors and also the last to run 32-bit apps.

IOS version history - iOS 5

;Battery drain bugs Apple confirmed that several battery life bugs were negatively affecting battery life in iOS 5. They attempted to fix these bugs with iOS 5.0.1 and 5.1 but the problem still remained. Finally, these bugs were fixed in iOS 5.1.1. ;Wi-Fi The launch of the iOS 5 update on October 12, 2011 (including iOS 5.0.1 released on November 10, 2011), led many users to report a major bug causing the device to lose Wi-Fi access. This problem has supposedly been fixed with the release of iOS 5.1.1 ;SIM card Some users of the iPhone 4S and iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) reported issues with the SIM card in iOS 5.0, and even though Apple attempted to fix these issues in version 5.0.1 build 9A406 (for iPhone 4S only), they still remained. ;Echo bugs Some users of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S reported issues with having echo problems during phone call in the initial release of iOS 5, which causes echoes to appear randomly during phone calls made through earbuds. The other party in the call is generally unable to hear the conversation due to this problem. Apple has since released version 5.1.1 in an attempt to fix the problem.

IOS version history - iOS 11

Due to an animation bug, quickly typing in an equation caused the built-in Calculator app to display incorrect answers. The bug was fixed in iOS 11.2.

IOS version history - iOS 12

;Sending iMessages to the wrong contacts iOS 12 merges conversation history for devices using a shared Apple ID, even if separate handles are used, such as unique phone numbers or email addresses. As a result, iMessages may be delivered to the wrong device.

IOS version history - iOS 11

{|class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%; font-size:88%;" |-!id="11.4.1" style="background:#ececec; padding:0 0.5em" colspan="5"|Table of versions: iOS 11.4.x |-

IOS version history - iOS 12

{|class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%;font-size:88%;" |-!style="background:#fdb3ab; padding:0 0.5em" colspan="5"|Table of versions: iOS 12.4.x |-

IOS version history - iOS 8

{|class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%; font-size:88%;" |-!style="background:#ececec; padding:0 0.5em" colspan="5"|Table of versions: iOS 8.2 |-

IOS version history - iOS 7

Apple announced iOS 7 on June 10, 2013 at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, and it was released to the public on September 18, 2013 alongside the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. With this release, Apple dropped support for the iPhone 3GS due to hardware limitations and the iPod Touch (4th generation) due to performance issues. iOS 7 has limited support on the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4 since they do not support Siri. However, other devices from the iPhone 4S onwards, iPod Touch (5th generation) onwards, the iPad (3rd generation) onwards, and the iPad Mini (1st generation) onwards were fully supported. The release of iOS 7.0.3 brought support for the iPad Air and iPad Mini 2. iOS 7.1.2 was the final release on the iPhone 4. It became unsupported on November 23, 2018.

IOS version history - iOS 7

{|class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%; font-size:88%;" |-!id="7.1.2" style="background:#fdb3ab; padding:0 0.5em" colspan="5"|Table of versions: iOS 7.1.x |-

IOS version history - iOS 4

The second alarm clock bug discovered was the "New Year's Day bug" which showed up on January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012. It caused non-recurring alarms to never work. However two days after each New Year's Day, on January 3, 2011, they "magically" started working again. This bug was seemingly fixed in iOS 4.3.

IOS version history - iOS 10

Many users, especially those owning an iPhone 6s, reported that their phones would shut down automatically with 30% battery left. This issue was fixed with the release of iOS 10.3.

IOS version history - iOS 13

Apple announced iOS 13 on June 3, 2019, at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, and it was released to the public on September 19, 2019. Features include dark mode and Memoji support for A9+ devices. The iPad gains several tablet-oriented features, and its operating system has been rebranded as iPadOS. With this release, Apple dropped support for all devices with 1 GB of RAM, which included the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPod Touch (6th generation), iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Air. iOS 13 has also limited support on devices with the Apple A8 or A9/A9X processors: the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad (5th generation), and iPad Pro (1st generation). However, all other devices from the iPhone 7/7 Plus onwards, iPod Touch (7th generation), iPad Pro (2nd generation), iPad (6th generation), and iPad Mini (5th generation) onwards are fully supported. iOS 13 brought support for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro / Pro Max as well as the iPad (7th generation).

IOS version history - iOS 9

Many users reported greatly increased Game Center loading times which in turn caused apps that used Game Center logins to appear to load slowly. This was fixed in iOS 9.1.

IOS version history - iOS 9

Updating an iPhone 6 with a replaced Touch ID sensor to a new version of iOS would cause the update to fail and the device's date to be lost due to "Error 53." This was fixed with an iTunes re-release of iOS 9.2.1 with build number 13D20.

App Store (iOS) - iOS SDK

The iOS SDK (Software Development Kit) allows for the development of mobile apps on iOS.

IOS version history - iOS 12

Apple announced iOS 12 on June 4, 2018, at its annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event, and it was released to the public on September 17, 2018 alongside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. With this release, Apple did not drop support for any iOS devices. Therefore, iOS 12 was supported on the iPhone 5S onwards, iPod Touch (6th generation), the iPad Air onwards, and the iPad Mini 2 onwards. However, iOS 12 has limited support on devices with the Apple A7 or A8 processors: the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPod Touch (6th generation), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 2, 3, and 4. All other devices from the iPhone 6S/6S Plus onwards, the iPad Air (2019), the iPad (5th generation) onwards, and all iPad Pro models are fully supported.

IOS version history - iOS 9

;Bluetooth Many iPhone SE owners experienced various issues relating to phone calls via Bluetooth connectivity. This issue was fixed with iOS 9.3.2.

IOS version history - iOS 11

;iPhone 8 touchscreen issues after third party repair A bug with iOS 11.3 caused some iPhone 8 devices that had had their screens repaired by a third party repair shop to become unusable by disabling the touch screen. Apple corrected this issue by releasing iOS 11.3.1.

IOS version history - iOS 7

;Passcode screen bypass bugs People are able to bypass the "Enter Passcode" screen. This flaw was discovered within hours of it becoming publicly available. This is only able to be done on iPhone 5 and earlier while the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S are safe from this bug. This is caused by the ability to use the control center via the lock screen and tapping on the camera or timer buttons. This feature can be turned off in the Settings app. This was fixed in iOS 7.0.2. ;Motion Sickness Users complained about dizziness and vertigo-like symptoms when using this operating system because of parallax motion effects. In iOS 7.1, a new function in the Settings app named "Reduce Motion" was introduced to reduce the motion of the user interface and disable the parallax effects. ;Creation of CardDAV Accounts not working Creating a CardDAV Account contains a bug that needs manual fixing of the CardDAV-Server-URL. ;Battery drain problems In iOS 7.1, users have reported seeing significant drain on their batteries after installing the new update. ;FaceTime Issues with video-calling and connection errors. This was fixed in iOS 7.0.4. (See iOS 6.x) ;Safari ignores local domain Local domain names can no longer be resolved in Safari. This breaks short names on the local network, e.g. 'nas' for nas. .;Home screen crashes Users have reported various crashes of the home screen, the core service that renders the home screen icons, Notification Center, Control Center, Siri and the lockscreen. This was fixed in iOS 7.1. ;Data security Secure transport failed to validate the authenticity of connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps. This may cause an attacker with a privileged network position to capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS. This issue was addressed by the release of iOS 7.0.6. ;Battery Indicator stuck until restart iPhone 4S users report experiencing problems with the battery indicator; the indicator will freeze at the same value until the iPhone is restarted again. ;Touch ID In iOS 7.1, Touch ID was not functioning on the iPhone 5S. The problem cannot be resolved by turning Touch ID on and off in the "Fingerprint and Passcode" menu, restarting, resetting, or restoring the device using iTunes. This problem was similar to the iOS 8.0.1 release, which crippled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus of both cellular and Touch ID. This was fixed in iOS 7.1.1.

IOS version history - iOS 10

As of the iOS 10.2.1 release, iOS throttles CPU performance on iPhones with batteries in poor health. This eventually led to Batterygate shortly after the iOS 11 release. As a result, Apple announced battery replacements would be $29 instead of $79. They also announced that iOS 11.3 would show battery health in the Settings > Battery menu and let the user decide if they wanted the previous 30% shutdown behavior or the throttled CPU.

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