Apple finally has an official name for the many iDevices utilizing the mobile focused operating system it developed for the iPhone; which can also be found in the iPod touch, iPad and who knows what else in the future.
The name iOS, complete with Apple “i” moniker, has been licensed from the original holder, Cisco Systems, from an undisclosed sum and will allow Apple to finally brand the operating system. It is kind of a common sense move as the OS is no longer specific to just the iPhone.
The announcement came in conjunction with the showcase of the iPhone 4 at the Apple WWDC. The first iOS version will be the upcoming 4.0 software update, expected to be released soon with the Gold Master candidate available now.
You can read more about the specific features of iOS 4.0 on Apple’s website.