Sep 102014

All Information about iOS 8 – Release Date, Key Features, Apps and Compatible Devices

Several months ago, we could find a lot of rumors about iOS 8, the Operating System to be released by Apple Inc. soon. But news is always changing, and the information isn’t all-sided. Here we gather all information about iOS 8 and explain the release date, key features, apps included, and compatible devices of iOS 8.


Release Date

Apple introduced iOS 8, the latest version of the operating system running in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, in its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). And it has been confirmed by Apple that iOS 8 will arrive at Sep. 17, 2014.


Apps Included

iOS 8 includes: AirDrop, Family Sharing, Notification Center, AirPlay, iCloud Drive, QuickType keyboard, CarPlay, iTunes Radio, Siri, Control Center, Multitasking, and Spotlight Search.


Compatible Devices of iOS 8

According to the announcement of Apple, iOS 8 supports to run in iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad mini2, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, and iPod touch 5th generation.


New Features of iOS 8

Compared with iOS 7 and earlier versions of operating system, iOS 8 is not only much bigger but also provides some unique features in photos, messages, smart keyboard, family sharing, iCloud Drive, Health, Continuity and Spotlight.

No. 1: Manage and edit photos easier

iOS 8 provides new search feature and smart albums so that you can find favorite photos and organize photos easier. What’s more, you can also make photos look better after you have taken it with its powerful new editing tools.


No. 2: Message

You can send text messages as well as voice messages. And you can easily share you location so your friends can know where you are quickly.


No.3: Smart Keyboard

When you are typing, iOS 8 will suggest appropriate words to complete your sentence according to the current context. It can even differentiate whom you are typing to and whether you are in Mail or Message by your tone.


No 4: Family Sharing

Now up to 6 people in your household can easily share each other’s purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store. You can also browse each other’s photos, calendars, locations instantly.

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No. 5: iCloud Drive

You can use your presentations, PDFs, images and more from your iCloud on any devices installing with iOS 8.

No. 6: New Health App

The new health app provides you with an easy-to-access dashboard of your health data. And HealthKit, an app created for developers, allows all fitness apps to work together.


No 7: iPhone, iPad, and Mac connect easily

With iOS 8, you can start an email on one device and seamlessly continue on another. And you can also answer phone calls on your Mac or iPad and send SMS messages from any of them.


No. 8: Bright Spotlight

Spotlight can give you suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, trending news, and more. It can recognize context and location to offer you relevant information.


All information about iOS 8 has been introduced here. And as iOS newest device, iPhone 6 has been anticipated for a long time. Meanwhile, Samsung, a powerful competitor of Apple, will also launch Samsung Galaxy Note 4, a smart phone completely able to compete with iPhone 6. If you are hesitating about which on to buy, you can click here to learn more about tech specs of Samsung Galaxy Note 4, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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