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Anybody who has struggled with Palm's Hot Sync or Microsoft's Active Sync can appreciate that simple and reliable desktop syncing was hugely important.It was also an example of Apple's ability to take complicated features that had given other companies and users headaches and simplify them to the point of invisibility.However, it was clear even then that while there may be some shared elements between OS X and this new phone OS, it was a different-enough beast to warrant its own branding.When the original i Phone launched, the OS was called "i Phone OS" and it kept that name for four years, only changing to i OS with the release of i OS 4 in June of 2010.Perhaps the most remarkable thing about i OS is how similar the OS as it exists today is to the OS as it existed 2007, yet the number and breadth of features that Apple has baked in since then is mind boggling.Far from suffering from the "feature creep" that typically bogs down operating systems over time, i OS has managed to stay relatively snappy and is more internally consistent than anything else available today.The i Phone changed that with its capacitive touchscreen, but more importantly Apple carefully wedded that new hardware capability to a new user interaction model that was simultaneously simpler and more powerful than systems that had come before it.
Instead of competing on specs, Apple focused on getting the core experience right.
Where other mobile operating systems reflowed, reformatted, or simply broke the look and feel of web pages, mobile Safari presented the web fully and offered simple zoom and scrolling features that were unmatched at the time. Apple used its already-massive i Tunes and i Pod ecosystem to provide an "anchor" for the OS and the beginnings of what would eventually become a huge ecosystem of music, movies, television, books, and apps.