Great news Apple fans and developers! Apple unveiled iOS 8 today, which aims to provide incredible new features and tools to create amazing apps.
?iOS 8 offers simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use your device with incredible new features like iCloud Photo Library, a new Messages app, the QuickType keyboard and an entirely new Health app,? said Craig Federighi, Apple?s senior vice president of Software Engineering. ?We?re also giving developers amazing new tools to make managing your health and your home from your devices an integrated, simple and secure experience.?
iOS 8 promises to deliver a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience through the following:
? iCloud Photo Library allows users to enjoy their photos and videos more easily across their devices anytime, anywhere. Photos app helps users to quickly adjust light and color or access individual tools for deeper fine-tuning via the editing tools. With the help of the iCloud Photo Library, every adjustment and effect done in the photo or video will be automatically updated across users? devices.
? New Messages in iOS8 allows easy sharing of voice, video or photos with just a swipe. Yes!
Tap to Talk feature allows users to share their voice, videos and photos within Messages. In the group messaging, users can add and remove contacts, leave a conversation and has the ability to choose an option to not be disturbed. Plus, users can share multiple photos and videos at once within a conversation and of course the users? current location.
? The new Health app ?helps users monitor health and fitness data all in one place. iOS 8 invites developers to create apps that would allow health and fitness apps to communicate with each other. ?With your permission, each app can use specific information from other apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness.?
Moreover, iOS 8 also comes with ?predictive typing for Apple?s QuickType keyboard, Family Sharing, and iCloud Drive.
ADDITIONAL iOS 8 FEATURES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
? design enhancements that build off the stunning interface of iOS 7, bringing interactive notifications, quick access to key contacts, the ability to quickly switch back and forth between the inbox and drafts in Mail, as well as intelligent suggestions;
? extended Spotlight? capabilities that give you results beyond what?s on your device, including articles from Wikipedia, findings from the news and results from places nearby; and
? greater continuity between iPhone?, iPad? and Mac, including Handoff to start an activity on one device and finish on another, along with Instant Hotspot and the ability to make and receive calls and send SMS and MMS messages from your Mac or iPad.
Thinking of upgrading to iOS 8 now?
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