As of i OS 4, Apple no longer charges money for i Pod Touch updates. i Phone OS 1.2, which after the first beta was replaced by a 2.0 version number; the second beta was named 2.0 beta 2 instead of 1.2 beta 2.

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After a surprising stay of execution last year, it looks like Apple is set to stop providing updates for a fair handful of older devices: the i Phone 4S, the i Pad 2, the original i Pad Mini, the 3rd-generation i Pad, and the fifth-generation i Pod Touch.

Here's the full list of supported hardware: All the dropped devices have something in common: some version of the Apple A5 So C.

Apple concurrently provides the same version of i OS for the comparable model of i Phone and i Pod Touch, usually devices released in the same calendar year.

i Phone users receive all software updates for free, while i Pod Touch users paid for the 2.0 and 3.0 major software updates.

i OS did not have an official name until the official release of the i Phone software development kit (i Phone SDK) on March 6, 2008.

Before then, Apple marketing simply stated that i Phone ran a version of Mac OS X made specifically for i Phone. It was officially renamed i OS on June 7, 2010 with the announcement and introduction of i Pad.

The release of i Phone OS 1.1 brought support for the i Pod Touch (1st generation).

i Phone OS 1.1.5 was the final version of i Phone OS 1. What Apple did not announce was the prototype code name "Acorn OS" which looked like the i Pod Classic.

i Phone OS 2 was compatible with all devices released up to that time.