Major alterations were announced by Apple regarding its new operating system for its devices. There is a mixture of refinements and minor additions in the new OS of Apple, but many had attested that iOS 8 will outperform the previous versions of iOS. There are interesting changes in the features of the new operating system of Apple handy devices, which include the dramatic design improvements, updates, and improved security for your mobile phones. Until now, there is no exact date for the public release of iOS 8, which makes more reviewers dig in rumors regarding its difference to iOS 7.
The Release Date
There are various rumors that may give you idea on when will iOS 8 be released. According to the reports, you need to wait for a few months before the official release date of iOS 8 is to be declared. The practice of releasing new iPhone device along with iOS updates has long been a tradition for Apple. All of such launchings occurred in September, which sets the mind of people to expect iOS 8 this September 2014.
iOS 8 is anticipated to be compatible with iPad 2, iPhone 4s, or newer updates. The list of devices where iOS 8 can be ran into exempted iPhone 4. Even the iPod touch 5th generation, iPads mini, and mini 2 tablets are expected to work with the highly awaited iOS 8. The devices are all using low-energy version of antenna known as Bluetooth 4.0, which also requires syncing constantly.
The Visual Design
iOS 7 is known for its flatter, more colorful, and brighter design compared to its predecessor. Now that iOS 8 is set for release, it has been rumored that the new OS will somehow look similar with iOS 7. The only thing that can make iOS 8 look different from the user’s perspective is to check out its new features. There are just a few icons added up to your phone screen.
The input type of iOS 8 is already improved, according to Apple. If you have been stuck with same input method with iOS 7, iOS 8 will now give you the QuickType feature, which will provide you word suggestions (both for casual and formal communications). This will help you compose a message effectively depending on the party you are talking to, which can either be your friends or colleague. More than that, after seven years, Apple will now allow installation of third party keyboards via iOS 8. You may now enjoy your Swiftkey or Swype keyboards.
The Searching Function
iOS 8 features its more improved contextual search function, which is not available in iOS 7. It has the Spotlight app, which will help you get results based on context and location from various resources. It will take you to various places where you can obtain diverse set of information regarding your search keyword.
The Health-Friendly iOS 7
If iOS 7 makes it hard for you to bring the data of your health apps together and monitor them with ease, iOS 8 will make sure that you will never have to worry about collecting a range of health-related apps and track them simultaneously. Besides viewing data, you will also be permitted to manipulate your health data with the new Apple mobile OS.
The Security Tools
With the new iOS 8, you will now have the control to inhibit users from erasing a device or add restrictions in utilizing your apps. Admins will also get a clear tracking solution on when the device data have been backed up. By acting as an admin, you might as well authenticate apps with the use of sign-on at one time.
Many are terribly excited about the widget improvements in iOS 8. The rumors revealed that the mini-apps will now be customizable and will have a watered-down version without losing the integrity of iOS 8‘s security. You may also customize the position of the widgets in the notifications screen.
Notifications are always useful to check your emails, messages, and updates. However, iOS 8 seemed to have upgraded things over what is expected. The new Apple operating system will now make permit users message directly from a notification, which is how Android OS works. You may reply even if your phone is locked.
The iCloud Drive
iCloud Drive is one of the most awaited features by iOS users. The feature will work with Documents in the Cloud system of Apple. You may save files to your account and access your folder directly in Mac OS X. In other words, you may use the feature to save a document and continue using it on another Apple device. The great advantage of the feature is that you can store, access, and share files more easily compared with iCloud apps-made files. The changes you have made are automatically synced.
With the given few features of iOS 8, there is no denying that iOS 8 can be declared as the biggest mobile operating system ever release to date.