Until now, Apple is not releasing its statement regarding the forthcoming updated version of its mobile operating system iOS 8. The reports you can gather from various sources, especially from the internet, are just rumors and need further confirmation. The only strong suggestion is that iPad and iPhone are set for release this coming September. The new iOS 8, on the other hand, may still be on hold as Apple remains tight-lipped about its launching.
Just an Announcement of iOS Upgrade
Apple did not announce the exact launching date of the new iOS 8. Instead, the firm simply declared that brand new products from the conglomerate are set for release, such as iPads and the new iPhone. Besides, the new iOS 8 update will be presented as well, but there is no assurance that it will be made available on a specific date. It is just annunciated that the new iOS will be more different than its predecessor iOS 7. There will be updates for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. Enhancements, design tweaks, and fixes of software errors will be infused in the new Apple operating system.
Slow Approaching iOS 8 Unveiling
You should not expect iOS 8 to be released later than what is speculated. Although Apple made it possible to keep its team mum regarding the exact unveiling of the new iOS to the public, it can be seen that the operating system testing is fastening already. This can be proven by the fact that five beta updates for the public iOS 8 have been reported for the past two and a half months. Besides, the sixth beta update has been seen rolling out to Apple carrier associates. In other words, you are closer to getting more than a handful of iOS 8 features.
Longer Wait for Release Date Announcement
As a consumer, you should also consider the fact Apple will not delay its iOS 8 release any longer once its iPhone and new gadgets are out. If it will unveil its new iPhone, you should also anticipate that the exact official date of iOS 8 will be adjudged by the firm.
Since there is a confirmation for September 9 release of the new iPhone 6, the company is expectedly announcing its iOS 8 release date during the same day. Experts believed that the launching event will not end without official declaration of iOS 8 presentation date. Apple has long been applying its conventional way of disclosing plans to its consumers, which is why you should never doubt that you will be informed regarding the new iOS release date before it will be unveiled. You will still have time to prepare for the update’s debut.
New iOS 8 Beta for Developers
You should not anticipate the sixth beta update of iOS 8 to be available for developers. Although many would want to have the update in their hands, Apple did not indicate or even hint its release of iOS 8 sixth beta for developers. It is apparent that the firm will only make the software beta accessible to Apple associates and carriers.
iPhone 4 Compatibility
Although surprising, iPhone 4 is cut off the list of gadgets the new iOS 8 will be compatible with. It is claimed by Apple that in order for a gadget to update to iOS 8, the device must at least be iPhone 4s or iPad 2.
The new iOS 8 will work with iPod touch 5th generation, iPad mini 2, and iPads mini. All of the other devices from Apple will work with iOS 8 except for iPhone 4.
Constant syncing is required with iOS 8 and this is possible with the devices registered for iOS 8, especially now that they have a low-energy antenna version called Bluetooth 4.0.
iWatch may be attuned with iOS 8 as well. iOS 8 is revealed to be compatible with a gadget set attuned to Nike FuelBand SE, Fitbit Flex, and Jawbone Up24.
Separate iOS 8 Release Dates for Apple Devices
Never anticipate Apple to release its public iOS 8 for its devices separately depending on the gadget. The iOS 8 for iPad and iPhone will be unveiled simultaneously. The iOS 8 for both devices have already landed in their final development stage and both had their five beta updates already.
iOS 8 may likely follow suit what occurred with iOS 7 release. Apparently, iOS 7 for both iPad and iPhone have been released on the same date. Even if iPad’s split-screen multitasking feature is not yet prepped up, the iOS 8 for all Apple devices will be made available as guaranteed.
iOS 8 Beta Update Delivery to Developers
There is still uncertainty regarding iOS 8 sixth beta update delivery to developers. It is just assured that in a few weeks, iOS 8 will be presented alongside iPad Air 2 and iPhone 6. The first five beta updates of iOS 8 have been opened for developers. Apple allowed the developers to rewire their apps to become adjusted to the new operating system of the company.
Apple has not released the confirmation that the sixth beta of iOS 8 will be delivered to developers’ hands as well. A report from Product Reviews stated that if sixth beta update is not made available to developers at 10 AM (Pacific Time), then expecting it to be available onwards will only be a waste.
Until today, there is no certainty what Apple is pulling. In order to prevent inconsistencies in claims, you can just settle with a belief that Apple will not hand over sixth beta of iOS 8 to developers.
Preserved App Store
Consumers and Apple fans are obviously rooting for enhancements in iOS 8. However, you may be missing the point that iOS tweaks are not just about the extra features of the OS, instead they are also about improvements in what is already in store.
Reports indicated that App Store will have a new face in iOS 8. There will be improvements in related searches, explore, scrolling search results, and trending searches. However, the enhancements will not likely change the way you drive users to download your app or game. The download volume of your app or game will still be attributed to your app’s category and search ranking. If you want to sell your app, it is still preferable to adapt the CPI advertising scheme.
Still Dependent iTunes Radio
iTunes is projected to undergo a big change as well in the new iOS 8. Sources claimed that iTunes Radio may now be accessed as a stand-alone once the new iOS is released and rolled out in Apple devices. The company possibly made this feasible in order to enhance its returns through subscriptions to music.
Falling Short Camera Tweak
If you think Apple will only settle with what is in store in its iPhone camera feature, then you certainly believe the wrong notion. Take note that once your iPhone has been updated with iOS 8, you will be able to experience yet another Apple enhancement known as the time-lapse camera mode. Apple made it probable to apply higher frame rate technology in video and lengthened moments shooting.
Reports clarified that the enhanced time lapse mode is the contrary of Apple’s slow motion video recording feature, which was made available to iOS 7 at 120 frames/second.
Easy Upgrade for 16GB Devices
If you own an Apple device of 16GB capacity, there is a high probability that you will run across issues in terms of updating your iOS. The update is declared to be an enormous one, especially if you will upgrade via Over-the-Air.
If ever you will insist on updating your iOS and has limited space, make it possible to free your device from unnecessary files. According to the experts, iTunes can be a resolution for the storage dilemma.
A Big Change for Siri
You should not expect much from Siri, especially now that there are only a few tweaks applied to your mobile assistant. One of the enhancements include how Siri will now identify the songs you played using your gadget’s Shazam app. Other than that, you will also now have the capability to activate Siri even if your Apple device is plugged in. Siri may also take over the simple task of downloading an app from your App Store. The virtual assistant will not be able to open the App Store, which means you still have to initialize the app before searching with its help.
Solved iOS 7.1.2 Issues
If you are looking forward for iOS 8 to solve every problem you encountered with iOS 7.1.2, then you are indeed wrong. Not all the additional features and enhancements in iOS 8 will address the errors with the previous iOS.
Some even hinted that iOS 8 may also have holes given that its improvements and upgrades are way too big. With a major update, one can tell that problems will be present as well. Apple iOS is not error free, making it similar to Windows Phone and Android operating systems. Furthermore, Apple did not exactly enunciated that iOS 8 is a solution for iOS 7.