A tireless promoter at this year’s Apple WWDC 2014 developers conference, Craig Federighi, the company’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, went on stage once again for the introduction of iOS 8. In its plan to win back some market share from Google’s Android OS, the Apple iOS 8 is a completely new mobile OS, intuitively designed by Federighi and his team, for the everyday. And like its larger cousin, the Apple OS X Yosemite, the iOS 8 also gone through many refinements, including the much talked about Health app where all of your important health information can be access by you or a health care professional. Other new key features on the iOS 8 include:
Better Photo and Camera Functions
Accessible through any iOS devices, the new iCloud Photo Library not only stores your photos but lets you catalog and edit them any where, any time. Camera gone through several improvements too with various adjustments, filters, and editing tools. There is also a new time lapse function for video.
More Control Over Messages & Mail
Liven up your text messages with voice and/or video clip, you can also group conversations together or simply swipe them away altogether.
Smarter Typing Thanks To QuickType
Constantly learning and adopting, QuickType will not just complete your message for you but do it accurately too. For the first-time, keyboard app by third party will be accessible thanks to the new iOS 8.
Family Sharing To Save Time & Money
By sharing photos, calendars, reminders, purchased items like books, music, and movies, Family Sharing option allows you to save on both time and money for the more important stuff.
Once again, continuity is the key word on the iOS 8. Just like the OS X Yosemite, you can complete the same work across the various Mac and iOS devices without ever losing your place on it or your train of thought. Your iPhone can also help your other Apple devices access the Internet thanks to the Instant Hotspot option. Plus, text messages and voice calls can be place or answer on any your Apple devices as well.