iOS is built "on top" of ?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by touchUpInside, May 20, 2014.

  1. touchUpInside macrumors member

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    OS X is "on top" of UNIX. Is there anything "underneath" iOS ?
     
  2. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    iOS is based on the same Darwin foundation as OS X. It is UNIX-like, but not UNIX-compatible.
     
  3. touchUpInside thread starter macrumors member

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    Does there happen to be any way to do command line stuff, like terminal.app ?

    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Not user accessible.
     
  5. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    To add to this, during the keynotes of the original iPhone, Steve Jobs said something to the effect of OSX and iOS have {almost?} exactly same core, so theoretically when OSX is updated, iOS will also be updated since they share such similar software.
     
  6. Xenc, May 21, 2014
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    Jailbreak.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    iOS locks down most of the operating system's functionality and ability. You can gain access to some of it by jailbreaking but since its based off the foundation its not really iOS sitting on top of OSX but rather an operating system that shares the same foundation but diverge fairly quickly.
     

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