Here Is The Complete IOS 8 Changelog

By 06:08 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 Comments

Apple iOS 8 went official yesterday at the company's WWDC opening keynote. Several fascinating features were announced and demoed on during the event, but a lot more were left out of the spotlight. Luckily, Apple at least listed those on its iOS 8 conclusion presentation slide.

So, Apple iOS 8 is another game changer for the company, but this time it's not the design Apple is focusing on. It's the third-party access to core system functionality and developer APIs.

Here is what we saw yesterday:

  • Refined UI in multi-tasking, Mail, Messages, third-party sharing options among other system apps.
  • Safari plugin support, bird-eye tab view for iPad
  • iCloud Drive with 5GB free storage
  • Third-party keyboards, adaptive default one
  • Family Share - share and control the content across Apple IDs using the same credit card, children app purchase requests
  • Handoff support with Mac Operating System (OS) X Yosemite - continuity from any iOS 8 iDevice to Mac Operating System (OS) X, instant automatic hotspot, SMS/MMS/iMessages and voice calls transition supported
  • New Photos with smart editing, search, third-party filters
  • Health pack
  • Better Spotlight with automatic internet suggestions from popular services such as Wikipedia, Maps, IMDb
  • Enterprise easy setup
  • Better Siri with voice activation, Shazam integration, 24 recent dictation languages
  • Third-party widgets in Notification Center
  • Updated App Store with category browsing, Beta apps, Bundles
  • China gets lunar calendar, turn-by-turn navigation, better weather data

And here is what Apple listed, but didn't bother to detail:

  • Safari Private Browsing per tab
  • Camera: Instant Burst Mode, Timer, separate focus and exposure, Panorama for iPad
  • Integrated iBooks with auto night mode, Book Series support
  • Battery usage per app statistics
  • Tips app
  • Rich Text Editing in Notes
  • RSS Feeds in Shared Links
  • Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) calling support
  • Travel time notifications
  • FaceTime call waiting
  • Improved accessibility, In Case of Emergency card, TouchID to exit Guided Access, Braille keyboard
  • Flyover city tours
  • New keyboards, dictation languages and dictionaries

This is what we know so far about the recent iOS 8. While the iOS 7 brought the massive UI overhaul, the iOS 8 focuses on extensibility. It comes this Fall for iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod Touch 5, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad 2, 3, and 4 as well as the iPad Air.



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