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Today in Apple history: iOS 3 makes its entrance


Do you have fond memories of iOS 3?
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friday_17 On June 17, 2009, Apple released iOS 3, the third iteration of its mobile operating system and the last to be given the full name “iPhone OS 3.” Support for the iPad arrived with iOS 3.2, when the name was given its current abbreviation.

iOS 3 brought a host of then-new features including MMS, a landscape keyboard, iTunes video and audiobook support, a new Spotlight search users could access by swiping left on the Home screen and more.