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    Default 'Airdrop is a new feature in IOS 7'

    Hi,

    'Airdrop is a new feature in IOS 7'

    They just announced this at the Apple event WWDC, I was wondering shouldn't it be ON ios 7 instead of IN.


    My question is on / in here interchangeable?

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    Default Re: 'Airdrop is a new feature in IOS 7'

    I would say that you could use "in", "on" or "of" in this particular context. I've seen all three used before the name of an operating system. However, my preference would be for "in", as written.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: 'Airdrop is a new feature in IOS 7'

    I think "on" is very unlikely to be heard on this side of the pond.

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    Default Re: 'Airdrop is a new feature in IOS 7'

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I think "on" is very unlikely to be heard on this side of the pond.
    "On" would certainly be used when asking a question.

    Q. What operating system are you on at the moment?
    A. Window 8.
    - Oh, well, no wonder you're having problems!

    However, of course there it means "using" rather than its meaning in the original context.
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    Default Re: 'Airdrop is a new feature in IOS 7'

    I agree that features are "in" software.

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    Default Re: 'Airdrop is a new feature in IOS 7'

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I think "on" is very unlikely to be heard on this side of the pond.
    And the UK side- parts of an OS are seen as inside it.

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