Here is the complete iOS 8 changelog
Apple iOS 8 went official yesterday at the company's WWDC opening keynote. Several interesting 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 OS X Yosemite - continuity from any iOS 8 iDevice to Mac 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 new 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
- 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 new 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.