n the four years since its debut, Apple's iOS has come a long way. Launched as the on-board operating system for just one device, it now powers three--the iPhone, the iPod touch, and the iPad. And while it started life in a pretty polished format--perhaps not surprising, given that it was based in large part on OS X's underpinnings--iOS continues to add worthwhile new features, capped off by iOS 5's arrival earlier this month.
It's a pattern Mac users have seen before--a decade earlier to be precise, when Mac OS X was in its early stages. Given the parallels betwee the two operating systems, it's worth wondering: Should we expect iOS's evolution to mirror the path blazed by Mac OS X--several years of annual updates, followed by a slower pace of releases? Or will iOS development instead blaze a path all its own?
What you guys think?