Apple introduced the next generation of mobile platforms – iOS 8. Presentation OS was held within the Worldwide Developers Conference WWDC, which started in San Francisco on June 2.
The anxious wait before the release of iOS 8 felt almost stronger than on the eve of the announcement of the next iPhone. The new Apple OS significantly improved system performance, in particular increased startup and shutdown speed applications, reduced response time to user actions.
Interactive Notifications in iOS 8
In iOS 8 introduced a feature interactive notifications. The user can respond to incoming messages with a single click on the banner. This works on the desktop, in the Notification Center, on the lock screen. In multitasking panel appeared last dialed contacts from the address book. One click, you can make a phone call, FaceTime or write a message.
Photo Archive iCloud in iOS 8
App “Photo” function “Photo Archive iCloud” open access to all the photos and videos anytime and anywhere. Photos can be easily found, and they are of the same order on all devices. “Photo” can automatically align the horizon, and using intelligent editing tools, you can quickly adjust the brightness and color, or turn on the individual tools for fine-tuning. With “photo archives iCloud” all edits and effects are automatically updated on all devices.
Improved Keyboard with QuickType in iOS 8
In iOS 8 introduced a new improved keyboard. It offers a feature predictive QuickType, as well as a special panel for quick entry of characters. “Smart” keyboard, unfortunately, it does not support some of the language. But the system now supports external keyboards. Until now, this was one of the advantages of Android.
iMessage so called iOS 8 Personal WhatsApp
In iOS 8 updated corporate messenger iMessage. Reports can now share your location. In text messages iOS you can now simply embed audio – recording just need to bring the iPhone to the head, everything will turn on automatically.
Health App in iOS 8
A new application Health, which allows you to store a visual form in all the information about the health of the owner and his sporting achievements. The application is integrated with third-party medical gadgets and allows you to monitor pulse, blood pressure, statistics, training, and other parameters. Health data, the user can send to your doctor.
Family Access Mode in iOS 8
In iOS 8 is now a special mode “Family Access” for the exchange of shopping, photographs and calendars with your family. Family members can view and download purchase from iTunes, iBooks and App Store, made friends. Function can use up to 6 participants – each with their own Apple ID. Parents can create Apple ID for the children with a “Ask before you buy” to get approval for any acquisition. “Family Access” automatically connects all members of the family, creating a total family photo stream, shared calendar and the ability to locate family members and their devices.
New Improved iCloud in iOS 8 with more Security and edit Document Feature
Support for the new service iCloud Drive allow secure storage, access and edit documents of any type from all devices. When you make edits on one device becomes the latest version of the documents is available on all devices with iOS, Mac and Windows.
Shazam Integration in iOS 8
The system is integrated recognition service songs Shazam, developed by the same company. Owners of the iPhone and iPad with the new operating system can determine the name and artist of a musical composition, simply substituting the device under speaker to play music.
Multitask in Mails in iOS 8
Several new features have appeared in the Mail, in particular, implemented some sort of multi-window. The user can minimize the window of the text message, find another message to take from it the text, re-expand the window of the text message and paste the text. Over messages can perform various actions with gestures, the implementation of which resembles a popular mobile app Mailbox.
New App Store in iOS 8
Apple has updated the app store App Store. The program improved navigation in the preview, users can watch not only screenshots, but video. Now the application of the catalog can be purchased packages. In addition, Apple introduced TestFlight – a special service for the submission of beta versions of software users.
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Improved Touch ID in iOS 8
Apple also expanded the possibilities of fingerprint Touch ID. Now developers can use the sensor to authenticate and identify users. First appeared in iOS 8 widget support. API developers have to create interactive elements for Notification Center.
HomeKit in iOS 8
Another innovation iOS 8 – HomeKit. It is a platform of “smart house” of which there were many rumors. It allows you to manage “smart” locks, lights, air conditioning and so on.Supported voice assistant Siri.
What devices work “eight”? Members of iPhone fifth generations can breathe a sigh of relief supports iOS 8 iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 4s, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini and iPod touch 5G. Rumors that the system will not run on the iPhone 4, unfortunately, proved to be true.
Download iOS 8 beta 1 are registered developers today. The public version of the operating system will be available this fall.