iPhone OS 2.0

App Store Year One: Shocking successes, game-changers, and unpredictable pain

Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone OS 2.0 software for iPhone and iPod touch

iPhone OS 2.0, code-named Big Bear, was previewed in April of 2008 and released on July 11, 2009. Tentpole features included Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and other enterprise feature support, integration with MobileMe - since replaced with iCloud - and most importantly, the App Store. iOS 2.1, code-named Sugarbowl, shipped on September 9, 2008 for the iPod touch, and September 12, 2008 for the iPhone. iPhone OS 2.2, code-named Timberline, shipped on November 21, 2008. The final version, iPhone OS 2.2.1 shipped on January 27, 2009.

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'iPhone slow' explained: The truth about iOS updates

The charge that iOS updates deliberately slow down older iPhones gets regurgitated every so often. It's a sensational charge so it gets sensationalized. Most recently some research into correlation vs. causation in big data analytics and how it shouldn't be misinterpreted was — wait for it — widely misinterpreted. Whether regurgitators failed to read all the way through the research, or simply decided to ignore it in service of sensationalism doesn't really matter. The resulting misinformation and confusion is the same. So, what's really going on with iOS updates and older devices?

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How to add, remove, and reorder locations in Weather for iPhone

The Weather app for iPhone can show you a list of cities along with local times and temperatures. That makes it incredibly easy to glance at wide range of information. In addition to the weather for your current location, you can also add additional locations based on city name, area or zip code, or airport code. You can arrange all the cities in just exactly the order you want, and you can even remove ones you no longer want.

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Apple releases iOS 8 beta 4 — developers grab it now!

Beta 4 for iOS 8 has been released to developers. Registered developers can go ahead and grab it directly on their iOS device over-the-air or through the Apple Developer Center.

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Apple releases iOS 8 beta 3, developers, go get it!

Apple has released iOS 8 beta 3. Registered developers can go ahead and grab it through Apple's Developer Center, or through an over-the-air download.

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iOS 7.1.2 update freezing on you? There's a reboot fix for that!

Apple released the iOS 7.1.2 update earlier today and it seems for some people trying to install via Settings > General > Software Update, things are freezing before they finish. Over-the-air (OTA), on-device updates are typically the easiest, fastest way to update, but freezes are the absolute exception to that rule. So, how can you fix?

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Location permissions in iOS 8: Explained

Every day our iPhones and iPads become a little more integrated in our lives. Every day they learn a little more about us and become more capable than they were before. And every day many of us make a choice to hand over more information about ourselves in exchange for features and convenience. One such piece of information is our location. There's a seemingly endless list of apps that may want to track your location for a variety reasons. From mapping your bike rides to recommending nearby restaurants, many of us grant apps permission to access our location every day. As more apps request and make use of this type of sensitive information, it becomes increasingly important for users to have more granular control over which apps access what information and when. With iOS 8, we will see some noteworthy changes to location permissions intended to provide more transparency, and give users more control.

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Apple releases iOS 7.1.2 with fixes and improvements

Apple has released iOS 7.1.2. This update contains bug fixes and security updates. These include an update to iBeacon connectivity and stability, data transfers for 3rd party accessories, and data protection class issues with Mail attatchments.

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Audi confirmed as latest CarPlay partner for 2015 launch

Audi has confirmed it will be adding support for Apple's CarPlay vehicle technology to some of its models, with plans for a launch sometime in 2015.

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iOS 8 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad now available for developers!

Beta 2 for iOS 8 has been released through Apple's Dev Center or through on-device updating. There are a bunch of new features included in iOS 8, and developers rely on these betas to make sure their apps are good to go for when iOS 8 goes live for the general populace this fall. The first beta launched alongside the original announcement a few weeks ago.

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Apple improves app discovery in the App Store with new 'Browse by category' option

For as long as the App Store has existed, Apple has been looking for ways to improve app discovery. Over the years there has been several improvements and it's come time for yet another. As announced on Twitter yesterday but seemingly only rolled out to the majority of users today, Apple has improved the 'browse by category' option.

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