OS Touch, Apple's new iPad OS

Posted on by Mike Evans

Four days after iPad Day and we are still talking about the operating system being "iPhone 3.2". The operating system that powers the iPhone and iPod Touch is, in reality, no longer the iPhone OS. We had better start thinking about it as OS Touch, because that is what it is. It started as a platform for a phone but, with the iPad, has developed into a fully fledged OS that could soon start to rival OS X in terms of user base. 

Many people, including me, were mildly disappointed when rumours indicated that the iPad would run a scaled-up version of iPhone OS rather than a scaled-down OS X. We were wrong and Apple got it right. What we see now is the future of touch computing, computing for the masses.

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