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What Is iOS?

iOS is a shortened way of saying 'iPhone OS', or 'iPhone Operating System', and is the mobile operating system that runs on Apple's mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads. iOS consists of 4 layers: Core OS layer, Core Services layer, Media layer and Cocoa Touch layer. The software occupies 2500 MB of space inside the device. Due to the nature of the iOS operating system, applications cannot be installed from anywhere other than the Apple App Store and iTunes (for this reason, best iOS app developers need to be especially specialized in iOS app development). It’s founder is Steve Jobs. Apple updates the iOS versions of its devices almost every year. Apple users need to upgrade their devices to these versions.

iOS vs. Android

Android is the name of the mobile operating system owned by Google. We can compare the Android operating system and the iOS operating system in many ways, for example, in terms of performance, the Android operating system is an operating system that emerged with the Dalvik virtual machine running on the Linux kernel. Dalvik requires the Linux kernel to run. This requires a certain amount of processing power. On the other hand, the Android operating system is an open system and is used by many devices. However, due to the variety of devices, it can be optimized for an overall performance. Therefore, it cannot be easily optimized in a performance-oriented way like closed systems.

iOS is an operating system that does not have problems such as stuttering and does not slow down no matter how many open applications are in the background. If we compare the two operating systems in terms of applications, the Google Play Store is a giant market platform with around 400,000 applications.However, application files with APK extensions can be loaded externally on Android devices, which both puts device security at risk and makes it difficult for Android app manufacturers to profit from applications. With more than 500 thousand applications worldwide, Apple offers a wide range of applications to users. In addition, thanks to it has a closed ecosystem, it is impossible to install external applications on devices with the iOS operating system. For this reason, iOS is much more advantageous for app developers.

Why iOS?

Apple has a wide range of products and devices have a closed ecosystem. Thanks to this closed ecosystem, it's easy to transfer apps, photos, videos, and more from one device to another, and Mac computers are tightly integrated with iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and other in-house services if you're on a Mac, iPad, or Apple Watch. If you have an iPhone, it makes a lot of sense to get an iPhone. However, the same cannot be said for Android devices. Because it is not that easy for Android users to transfer data from one device to another. But with the new Your Phone app for Windows, which allows Android users to respond to texts and notifications on their PCs, Android devices are trying to bridge this gap with Apple. Because of the operating systems are different, different applications are produced for Apple and Android devices and they are available for sale in the iOS apps App Store and Android Apps Play Store. The Apple App Store is significantly better curated and better policed than the Google Play Store.

iOS developers looking to get their apps on the App Store have to go through a long and expensive list of checks and procedures, but the result is a net increase in the overall quality of iOS apps. iOS apps are generally cleaner than Android apps and they have fewer ads and they generally have extra features. Which one is more successful in terms of data security is still a matter of debate. But even as Android devices continue to develop their versions to be more secure, iOS is more difficult to penetrate because of its more closed ecosystem. All of these factors combined make it harder for attackers to target iOS users. Thanks to it has a closed ecosystem, it is impossible to install external applications on devices with the iOS operating system. For this reason, iOS is much more advantageous for app developers.

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