Apple iOS Versions List With Names And Features – Version 1.0 to 17.0

Apple’s iOS, the operating system powering iPhones, has evolved remarkably since its inception in 2007. This blog explores the major milestones, features, and improvements that have shaped each iOS version, from the groundbreaking iPhone OS 1.0 to the latest advancements in iOS 17.0.

Here’s a list of Apple iOS versions along with their names and key features

  1. iPhone OS 1.0
  2. iPhone OS 2.0
  3. iPhone OS 3.0
  4. iOS 4
  5. iOS 5
  6. iOS 6
  7. iOS 7
  8. iOS 8
  9. iOS 9
  10. iOS 10
  11. iOS 11
  12. iOS 12
  13. iOS 13
  14. iOS 14
  15. iOS 15
  16. iOS 16
  17. iOS 17

#1 Inception of iPhone OS 1.0

apple iPhone iOS Version 1.0 screenshot
Launched on June 29, 2007, iPhone OS 1.0 laid the foundation for the modern iOS. It introduced the revolutionary multi-touch interface, Safari browser, and seamless iTunes integration.

#2 App Store Revolution in iOS 2.0

The arrival of iOS 2.0 on July 11, 2008, marked a turning point with the introduction of the App Store. This update empowered users with a plethora of third-party applications, pushing the boundaries of what their iPhones could achieve.

#3 iOS 3.0: Copy-Paste and Beyond

Released on June 17, 2009, iOS 3.0 addressed crucial user demands with the introduction of copy-paste functionality, MMS support, Spotlight search, and the inception of Voice Control.

#4 Multitasking and FaceTime in iOS 4.0

iOS 4.0, launched on June 21, 2010, brought multitasking capabilities, FaceTime for video calls, app folders for organization, and the integration of iBooks for e-reading enthusiasts.

#5 iCloud and Siri’s Debut in iOS 5.0

October 12, 2011, witnessed the release of iOS 5.0, featuring iCloud for seamless data synchronization, iMessage for instant communication, and the debut of Siri, Apple’s intelligent voice assistant (exclusive to iPhone 4S).

#6 iOS 6.0: Maps and Facebook Integration

September 19, 2012, saw the release of iOS 6.0, introducing Apple Maps, Passbook for ticket and coupon management, deeper Facebook integration, and enhancements to Siri’s capabilities.

#7 Redesign and Control Center in iOS 7.0

With its release on September 18, 2013, iOS 7.0 underwent a significant visual overhaul. The redesign included the introduction of a Control Center for quick access to essential settings, AirDrop for seamless file sharing, and the debut of iTunes Radio.

#8 Health and Continuity in iOS 8.0

September 17, 2014, brought iOS 8.0, featuring the Health app for comprehensive health tracking, Continuity for seamless device integration, QuickType keyboard improvements, and the introduction of iCloud Drive.

#9 Proactive Assistant and iPad Split View in iOS 9.0

Released on September 16, 2015, iOS 9.0 introduced the Proactive Assistant for intelligent suggestions, Split View on iPads for enhanced multitasking, and the introduction of Low Power Mode for extended battery life.

#10 Redesigned Lock Screen and Siri SDK in iOS 10.0

September 13, 2016, marked the release of iOS 10.0, featuring a redesigned lock screen, the introduction of the Home app for smart home control, and the opening of Siri to third-party developers through the Siri SDK.

#11 Files App and ARKit in iOS 11.0

iOS 11.0, released on September 19, 2017, introduced the Files app for better file management, ARKit for augmented reality experiences, Animoji for animated emoji expressions, and further improvements to Siri.

#12 Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12.0

September 17, 2018, witnessed the release of iOS 12.0, featuring Screen Time for monitoring device usage, Memoji for personalized avatars, Siri Shortcuts for customizable voice commands, and Group FaceTime for enhanced video conferencing.

#13 Dark Mode and Privacy Enhancements in iOS 13.0

On September 19, 2019, iOS 13.0 brought about a system-wide Dark Mode, Sign in with Apple for enhanced privacy, and significant improvements to Photos and Maps.

#14 Widgets and App Library in iOS 14.0

iOS 14.0, released on September 16, 2020, introduced customizable widgets for the home screen, the App Library for simplified app organization, App Clips for quick app access, and comprehensive privacy enhancements.

#15 Focus and Live Text in iOS 15.0

September 20, 2021, witnessed the launch of iOS 15.0, featuring Focus for personalized notification management, Live Text for interactive text recognition in photos, SharePlay for shared media experiences, and further enhancements to FaceTime.

#16 Unveiled: Redefined User Experience iOS 16

In a groundbreaking move, iOS 16 introduces a revamped Lock Screen, offering enhanced customization and widgets for quick information access. Focus integration now links the Lock Screen experience, allowing users to filter out distracting content. Messages undergo significant upgrades, enabling users to edit or retract recently sent messages. Visual Look Up empowers users to extract subjects from images and paste them into apps like Mail and Messages. Noteworthy updates extend to Mail, Maps, Wallet, Health, and News.

The Fitness app now utilizes iPhone motion sensors for goal tracking, even without an Apple Watch. AirPods Pro (2nd gen) support, personalized Spatial Audio, Handoff in FaceTime, Memoji enhancements, Quick Note integration, and advanced Camera features further elevate the iOS 16 experience. Additionally, improvements in Reminders, Home Screen search, CarPlay messaging, and an accelerated Rapid Security Response underscore Apple’s commitment to a seamless and secure user experience.

#17 Enhanced Siri Commands and Intelligent StandBy Mode in iOS 17

Apple iOS Version 17.0 Screenshot
In a leap forward, iOS 17 introduces a game-changing feature to Spotlight search, allowing users to adjust system settings directly from search results. The new StandBy mode activates when the phone charges horizontally, showcasing widgets in intelligent stacks and Live activities with ambient light-sensitive displays. Notably, Siri has become more intuitive, responding to a simple “Siri” command and seamlessly executing subsequent requests. Users can instruct Siri to send messages and even read Safari pages, while a convenient Apple TV remote locator feature adds to the update’s versatility.


The latest Apple iOS version was iOS 17. It was released on September 18, 2023.

The iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and later models are compatible with the latest iOS 17.

Bottom Up

From its humble beginnings in 2007 to the feature-rich iOS 17.0 of today, Apple’s iOS has continuously evolved, setting industry standards and redefining user experiences. As we eagerly anticipate future updates, the journey of iOS remains an extraordinary testament to innovation and technological progress.