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  • Last Updated : 27 Jul, 2020
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1. AIX :
AIX is a series of proprietary operating systems which is provided by IBM. AIX stands for Advanced Interactive eXecutive. Initially, it was designed for the IBM RT PC RISC workstation, and later it was used for various hardware platforms like IBM RS/6000 series, PowerPC-based systems, System-370 mainframes, PS-2 personal computers, and Apple Network Server. It is one of the five commercial operating systems that have versions certified to UNIX 03 standard of The Open Group. The first version of AIX was launched in 1986. The latest stable version of AIX is 7.2.

2. iOS :
iOS is a mobile operating system that is provided by Apple Incorporation. It is mainly designed for Apple mobile devices like iPhone and iPod Touch. It was earlier known as iPhone OS. It is a Unix-like operating system which is based on Darwin(BSD) operating system. It is the world’s second most used mobile operating system after Android. It is mainly written in C, C++, Objective-C, assembly language and Swift. The first version of iOS was launched in 2007. The latest stable version of iOS is 13.1.

Difference between AIX and iOS :

It was developed and is owned by IBM.It was developed and is owned by Apple Incorporation.
It was launched in 1986.It was launched in 2007.
Its target system type is Server, NAS and workstation.Its target system type are smartphone, music player and tablet computer.
Computer architectures supported are POWER, PowerPC-AS, PowerPC and Power ISAComputer architectures supported are ARMv8-A (iOS 7-present), ARMv7-A (iPhone OS 3-iOS 10) and ARMv6 (iPhone OS 1-iOS 4.2.1).
Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.Kernel type is Hybrid.
The native APIs are SysV/POSIX.The native APIs are Cocoa and BSD-POSIX.
Preferred license is Proprietary.Preferred license is Proprietary, APSL and GNU GPL.
Update management is Service Update Management Assistant (SUMA).Update management is Software Update.
File systems supported are JFS, JFS2, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and GPFS.File systems supported are HFS+ and APFS.

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