iOS 8 – Info, New Features and Changes

iOS 8 – Info, New Features and Changes

iOS 8 Release

Today – the 17th September 2014 – sees the release of iOS 8, which was introduced at the WWDC back in June. iOS 8 will come installed on the the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while also being available as an update to existing iOS users. (Full range below)

iOS 8 New Features and Changes

• New Health app and HealthKit
• Notifications become interactive
• Photos and Camera apps – updates, more editing options, plus timer
• Messages – can send audio and video messages
• Design – mostly same as iOS 7 with some tweaks and changes
• Keyboard – QuickType replaces the atrocious auto-correct and can also install third-party keyboards like SwiftKey and Swype
• Family sharing
• iCloud Drive
• Handoff
• Spotlight improvements
• Siri improvements
• Safari 8 browser
• App Store changes
• Calendar changes
• FaceTime changes
• Mail changes
• Music changes
• Notes changes
• Maps changes
• Privacy settings updates
• Weather changes
• iOS 8 SDK features the new Swift programming language, Metal API, Touch ID API, Apple Pay API, CloudKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and much more

iOS 8 compatible with

• iPhone 4S, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus
• iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, Minis
• iPod Touch 5th Generation

iOS 8 Upgrade – Space requirements

• On my iPhone 5, it said it needed 4.7 Gb of free space for iOS 8 install (not installing it yet anyway!)
• On my iPad Air, it said it needed 6.9 Gb of free space for iOS 8 install – Install now completed and there’s over 6 Gb of free space now

 

iOS 8 – More reading

iOS 8 on Wikipedia

Apple’s iOS 8 info

iOS 8 review from The Guardian newspaper

iOS 8 review from EndGadget

 

2017-05-03T11:13:13+00:00September 17th, 2014|Categories: App Testing, Apple, Apps, iOS, iOS 8, iOS App Testing, iPad, iPhone, Mobile Testing|Tags: , , , |