A breakdown of all the major new features in iOS 8

By , Jun 2, 2014

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Apple just finished up with its huge WWDC keynote, and we’re still sorting through the madness. The company introduced a number of new developer tools and two new platforms (HealthKit and HomeKit), as well as new versions of OS X and iOS.

We’ve covered a lot of the new iOS 8 features individually, but given the sheer amount of things announced today, we thought it’d be helpful to create a roundup of everything you need to know about the update, which will publicly launch this fall…

Keyboard

  • QuickType keyboard – which enables predictive suggestions inside iOS Messages and other apps
  • Third party keyboards – iOS 8 supports third party keyboard replacements such as Swype, SwiftKey, and others

Interactive Notifications

  • quick reply to messages from anywhere
  • accept/decline calendar invitations
  • mark an email as read or trash it
  • mark reminders as complete
  • reply to notifications from third party apps

Mail

  • swipe to mark an email as read or flag it, or long-swipe to delete
  • now recognizes a reservation, flight confirmation, or phone number

Safari for iPad

  • new Tab view
  • new new slide-out sidebar for bookmarks, shared links and Reading List

Messages

  • rename group threads
  • enable Do Not Disturb for a group thread to silence alerts
  • easily remove yourself from an annoying group thread
  • record and send audio notes
  • record and send videos
  • share your location
  • send multiple photos and videos
  • view all attachments from a thread at once

App Store

  • new ‘Explore’ tab
  • new ‘Trending’ searches
  • new Editor’s Choice label
  • app previews with short videos

Family Sharing

  • up to six people in your family can share purchases from iTunes stores
  • parents can track/limit kids’ spending
  • easily share photos, videos, calendars and location

Photos

  • iCloud Photo Library keeps every photo and video in iCloud, accessible from any device
  • search for photos by the date, time, location, or album name
  • smart composition tools auto-straighten and crop photos
  • smart adjustments intelligently adjusts exposure, brightness, contrast, and more
  • new photo filters
  • create time-lapse videos

Siri

  • Hey, Siri
  • Shazam song ID
  • dictation supports 22 new languages

Health app

  • easy to read dashboard for your health and fitness data
  • HealthKit platform makes it easier for third party apps to integrate with Health app
  • emergency card stores important health information

Other

  • widgets in Notification Center, third party app support
  • contact shortcuts in Multitasking screen
  • Touch ID gains third party support

These are the major new iOS 8 features Apple talked about today, and there are several more it didn’t cover. If you’re a registered developer, you can download the iOS 8 beta now, otherwise you’ll have to wait until it officially launches to the public this fall.

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  • MR.APPLE

    Thats soo cool

  • Keyan Fayaz

    WWDC 2014: Success.

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      And a great one at that..

  • John Harper

    I have iOS 8 installed on my everyday use 5S and this is what I have to say about it – Wait till Beta 2. Too many problems. (keyword BETA 1)

    • Dood

      Or u can downgrade.

      • John Harper

        Which is what i’m doing.

    • Markus Hudobnik

      Im on iPhone 5 and mines running smoothly so far. But most likely will downgrade tomorrow and wait for later beta

    • Mark

      What kind of problems are you having? I have a 5s. I have noticed the settings app crashes, but when I open again it works fine. I also have a couple apps that won’t work but other than that, it seems to be Okay. Curious the problems others may be having?

    • http://R0Fleming.tumblr.com/ R0Fleming

      Did you update to iOS 8, or did you do a full restore? I did an update and it was awful, so I then restored to iOS 8 and have no problems.

  • David Gitman

    How to install new keyboard? I’m on iOS 8

    • Jonathan

      You a dev, or a lucky registered one? :P

      • David Gitman

        Developer :)

      • Jonathan

        Could I beg you to register me? xD I’m stuck on activation.

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      • David Gitman

        Hehe sorry man but I cant. Everyone is asking me to do it.. I don’t want to have responsibilities on the device..

      • Jonathan

        Understood. :)
        Someone must of done it lol. I have access! Yay!

      • David Gitman

        Congrats

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        You’re welcome buddy

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      • Trevx64!

        Did you register me? If you did I legit love you!!

      • Burn gurus

        Nah sorry man i only did it for Jonathan

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      • Trevx64!

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      • Jonathan

        You’re awesome. :) Thank you again!

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      • Jonathan

        Sorry, I think he’s done. :/

    • DarekSlaby

      You’re going to have to wait till iOS 8 officially comes out and developers can submit apps to the app store, such as new keyboards.

      • David Gitman

        Bummer ty

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Or since he said he was a developer he could just make a third-party keyboard…Assuming he is a developer of course…

      • David Gitman

        lol yeah I see your point

    • http://appleaddicted.com.br/ William Neves

      you’ve installed 10.10 OS X?

      • David Gitman

        Not yet

  • uzman1243

    Hahahahah. Most of this is what android has enjoyed for years. Kudos for apple for “innovation.”

    Brace myself, mad apple fan boys are coming

    • https://www.behance.net/AndersTengberg Reymond

      no sh*t when you are on “iDownloadblog”, And who cares what Android does?

      • Andy

        Tech savvy people care what Android does. No need to be a fan boy, competition is good.

      • https://www.behance.net/AndersTengberg Reymond

        Mostly of the average consumers don’t care about what Android had before iOS. But yeah the tech savy people maybe do it.

      • BoardDWorld

        I’m happy to say Android has had plenty of configurability over iOS, that has always been the attraction of Android. The problem though has always been that they are crude in the sense that it leaves the system vulnerable. What we saw today was just incredible and leaves Android so far behind it’s no joke.

      • applemonger

        System vulnerable in what way? Crude? As in crude how ios left email attachments unencrypted? Or crude as in how you’re tied down to that walled garden of iTunes?

      • Rowan09

        You tied down to ads and Google selling your email addresses. They all have their issues don’t try to act as if Google is perfect now.

      • Guest

        iOS with no jailbreak still is garbage.

      • Rowan09

        Android without rooting is boring as well.

      • Kurt

        What do you do with your rooted phone you can’t otherwise. Unfortunately, my Note 3 can’t be rooted. So I don’t know what I missing

      • Rowan09

        Titanium backup and also allows you to save games on the sd card. I don’t really do anything much more.

      • Dao Sasone

        There are many things you can do when you have root access. You can flash custom roms, flash custom kernels and overclock your cpu and gpu . Flash modems. Unlock your device. Upgrade or downgrade roms. You may also flash an international rom if you like. more options then jailbreaking.

      • p0py

        Omg….gpu and cpu overclock…is that a phone or a gaming desktop that you keep in your pocket?

      • Dao Sasone

        Its both.

      • Kurt

        Most average people for any topic don’t care much about that topic

      • Sunny

        Lmao at you apple fanboys seriously though this is no innovation at all!
        Just blatant copy lol of soon many features yet again but this is the biggest copycat
        ‘Hey siri’ that hahaha if you have android youl understand the big copy of that
        The keyboard biggest blatant copy and much more it will turn into an essay

      • Rowan09

        Besides the hey Siri thing, keyboards are third party, get it “third party”. Android doesn’t own Swype, Swift key etc. No war needed because you are trying but failing horribly. Where’s the quick reply for Android or spotlight search?

      • applemonger

        Lol u serious? Here’s a fail I’ll give you. What you just described as such innovative features have been available on phones by Blackberry which have a 1% market share. Spotlight search and quick reply been available on BB10 for quite some time. Stay classy apple. Ya ya u fan boys will come out and say apple perfected it and marketed it properly.

      • Guest

        No one going to mention the transparency copied from Areo on Windows? The presenters were oohing and ahhing as if they invented it.

      • Rowan09

        Now someone invented transparency?

      • Dao Sasone

        And b4 they said there no need for larger and more resolution screens for phones. And yet apple is to release both soon. Hahaha

      • Kurt

        Your Note 2 has spotlight search

      • Rowan09

        Not close to the samething on IOS, there is no alternative on Android right now.

      • Kurt

        It’s almost the same thing. It does more than iOS. Search, time based, search location, search apps, contacts, FILES,..web, tags, notes, communications, hand written notes, etc.

      • Rowan09

        Definitely doesn’t do more. It’s Google Now and it doesn’t pull up any word associated on my phone. For example if I put Discus on my iPhone it will show anything on my phone from emails, etc. When I do the same on my Note 2 it brings me to a web page. Google Now is more for web search since it’s Google we’re talking about.

      • Kurt

        Why are you talking about Google now? We are talking about global search function. Samsung clearly wins in this department. Hold down the menu button (if it’s activated the same way as on Note 3)

      • Rowan09

        Ok I see it but it’s nothing like Spotlight search. It still doesn’t search the phone when I type Discus and pull up my email. It only searches for apps, notes, media and of course the web. Spotlight search gives me anything I’ve written on my phone plus more with the word discus as well as the web search. These two things are apples and oranges and Apple has it hands down. With IOS 8 it makes it even better. Why can’t Apple do anything better according to you?

      • Kurt

        Maybe it’s better on Note 3? Maybe another fragmentation problem? I talk about Apple doing things better all the time. You just lied. Why? Did I not write to you 20 min ago saying Apple’s implementation of a finger print scanner is my favorite. I wrote that specifically to you. Why lie? Do you think I’m going to believe it??? I’ll be very clear and say I never read you write something that Samsung does better. In fact, I wonder if you write anything but praise about Apple. Don’t be biased. There are far too many biased people on here.

      • Rowan09

        Sorry but I was told there are 2 Kurt. I’m not biased, I accept the truth when proven. I like Android but hate the PlayStore.

      • Rowan09

        Sorry but I was told there are 2 Kurt on here and it seems like it was true. Spotlight search on IOS does all the above plus more, search on my Note 2 is very limited when compared to Spotlight Search.

      • dpacemaker

        At no time during WWDC did Apple use the word “innovation” to describe anything upcoming in iOS 8.

      • applemonger

        But I believe they used revolutionary. Which is a much stronger term.

      • dpacemaker

        If you watch these keynotes and understand what they are talking about then you should understand the context in which these terms are sometimes used. I don’t remember hearing “revolutionary”, but I know they never said innovation because I was looking for it knowing these features are not new to the general world of smartphones, only iOS. If they did use the term “revolutionary” it is meant in terms of iOS because this is a keynote about software for developers. Now when new hardware comes out that has that one or two features not available to other iOS devices or to the smartphone world the term is used in that context. Just like Touch I.D, it wasn’t the first fingerprint sensor, but it was the first to be done right and is untouched by competitors. The S5 scanner is horrible and does not have the versatility of the iOS scanner.

      • Kurt

        Your last statements BS. Agree otherwise.

      • dpacemaker

        A scanner that can be used in any orientation is better than one that has to be used while being held perfectly and the finger goes over the scan in a perfectly straight line. I have used both and the iOS is by far easier and more reliable than the S5. The S5 may have had third party support(PayPal) but with iOS 8 that is no longer exclusive. If you haven’t used both go on youtube and see what all the tech comparisons say.

      • Kurt

        When do you use you phone upside down? Never. Like I said…BS

      • dpacemaker

        When I pickup my iPhone it’s on a off angle sometimes, or when I reach into my pocket it unlocks as I grab it. Something the S5 can’t do.

      • Kurt

        Ahhhh, that is cool to be able to do that. Anything to make things quicker is a good idea. I prefer touch ID but I totally disagree that samsungs scanner is horrible.

      • Rowan09

        Have you used the Pantach’s scanner? All the tech sites says touch id is the most accurate mobile scanner. I’ve used many but it is by far the best and it should be because Apple spent millions to buy Authentec

      • dpacemaker

        Kurt is a hater, he hates on anything Apple does. Don’t try to talk about what experts say, he thinks that he is the know all tell all when it comes to tech.

      • Rowan09

        I’m starting to see that but I think he might be a bigger Apple user than us both because he lives on an iBlog.

      • dpacemaker

        Yeah he’s on here consistently, but I don’t think it’s because he big Apple user. He is more likely a big Android troll that gets off on it. I made my replies and I’m done, he can get his rocks off somewhere else.

      • M_thoroughbred

        I agree I think he’s just talking out of his rear end to get a kick out of the repies.

      • Kurt

        Apple’s implementation is my favorite. It should be the home button

      • Rowan09

        An email size being increased to 5GB is an innovation but since it’s Apple haters will always hate. The fingerprint scanner is also an innovation because it is the best mobile scanner on the market after so many failed attempts.

      • dpacemaker

        Yeah I was excited to see the attachment size grow. Especially to a size that is far above any competition.

      • https://www.behance.net/AndersTengberg Reymond

        I prefer to be happy with my device instead of going into Apple related sites and bash on how perfectly my Android OS is.

      • M_thoroughbred

        AppStore first 1year later google market which was then renamed google play store. But who cares. You enjoy your platform I’ll enjoy mine. No reason to hate cause that’s how you’re coming off as. But of course you’re comments are only stated to inflame so in some weird way you sit back and laugh at how people react.

    • Eni

      you android fan boys are just jealous

      • uzman1243

        Did you not read what I wrote? Android has had these features for a while. What’s there to be jealous of?

      • Unknown

        I’m an apple fan but also like android. There are still numerous things one can do on an android than ios….that’s the way it is… For now. That’s why I jailbreak to customize my Iphone however I want. A fan of both worlds.

      • Eni

        you dont even know what you have android is so messy, we have what we have but they are simple and clean, and that’s enought for me

      • uzman1243

        Seriously? How you even seen an android phone?
        Android with sense – not clunky
        default android kit kat – not clunky
        and it goes on

      • Eni

        yeah ive seen and i have one SG4 to be exact, but you know what i do with it? i just keep it there and expecting to sell it. anyway don’t understand me, i’m not saying that android is bad ore laggy, in fact i like android it has so many futres but they are just so messy, IOS is clean, when i want somethin i know where to find it, but with android i feel lost, that’s all.

      • erod434

        I don’t know what you mean by “lost” its a phone its not maze lol. For me android is actually easier to use due to its customization which allows you to make the phone easy to use for you, but to each their own. Name one messy feature on android. I can name several on iOS such as the maps and siri. While google maps and google now are much “cleaner.”

      • Eni

        anyway i don’t whant to argue, people are different, i think that android is messy and you don’t, let it stay like this. but that IOS is messy don’t say it anymore, becose no one it’s going to belive you ;) have good night sir

      • Sunny

        Well duh kos your using SG4 = Touchwiz!
        That is not stock android get your hands on Nexus 5, true stock CLEAN android

      • Eni

        maybe when i sell the SG4 i’ll buy the Nexus 5, i allways wanted to try it, ore i’ll wait for the next one, i got time until september, cuz then is iPhone 6 ;)

      • felixtaf

        Its a vague excuse from android fanboys. Whenever you point out something bad about android, they say thats touchwiz, Sense etc and ask us try out stock android.

      • Rowan09

        I know what you mean I have the 4.2 update on my Note 2 and it makes finding simple things on the phone harder. Android is definitely not user friendly.

      • Eni

        that is exactly what i mean

      • Eni

        you dont even know what you have android is so messy, we have what we have but they are simple and cleand, and that’s enought for me

      • Kurt

        We have devices made for grandmothers. ie, needs jail breaking to be useful. Stock iOS is little more than an app launcher. What we have is great 3rd party apps. And since iOS is so basic and lacks features it runs apps well. That’s what we have. It’s better in someways and not in others.

      • Carlos Gomes

        You’ve been really hungry today, troll, you poor little thing :/

      • Kurt

        I don’t recall asking you. Your trolling me. Look at my other comment where I’m praising iOS 7 and 8 and the cool features we got and rumored to get. iOS is not the most advanced mobile operating system in the world. You have been lied to.

      • Carlos Gomes

        I wasn’t replying to any question, the only thing I did was to state the obvious. You are a frustrated troll, there’s no other explanation for your obsession about Apple’s stuff.
        You don’t like Apple products? That’s absolutely fine.
        Your favorite OS is BBM? That’s totally cool.
        Being obsessed and a rant addict is not either fine or cool. It’s annoying, unhealthy and unproductive.

        So yeah, please get a life.

      • Kurt

        BBM is a messenger. I always hated BB. Your just a pathetic troll who sold his sole to worship a company. The elites don’t care about you. Neither do I for that matter. Go troll away little boy…adios gilipollas

      • Carlos Gomes

        Yes, BB.
        But this is what I’m talking about. You’re paranoid and frustrated. I haven’t sold my “sole” to anyone, as a matter of fact I only have two Apple products and one of those is 3 years old. And what did that “elites” thing came from? We’re talking about technologic products and your lack of sense of reality.

        And I’m not Spanish.

      • Kurt

        Vale, tal vez gulatemalteco….me da igual. You have two apple products? I don’t recall asking you troll. Tim cook and the other elites hate you. Go now and worship Steve jobs. Btw, read what I wrote to felixtaf on this page. How many good things did I say about apple?dont answer that. You’ll probably troll more

      • Carlos Gomes

        See? You live on a reality of your own. Now I am gulatemalteco?
        You are sick, dude… And obviously paranoid, considering your “elites hate you”, “Tim Cook hates you”.
        I pity you, because you obviously have a really sad, depressing and hopeless life, so I’ll just end it here.

        Get well soon, man.

      • Kurt

        Still trolling me? You’re so cool man!

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Wait Android has had HealthKit and iCloud Drive and Touch ID support for third-party apps all this time? Damn why an earth have I been using iOS for so long I think I’ll switch to Android right now…

        /Sarcasm

      • uzman1243

        icloud drive – google drive
        Healthkit – sHealth and other countless ones
        touch id – HTC one max

        Ok now lets look at what android has had that ios got:
        Notification center widgets
        Support for 3rd party keyboard
        Predictive text on keyboard
        Quickreply to text
        and everything else that can be implemented using 3rd party apps.

        Hmmm, maybe you SHOULD switch after all. I’d recommend the HTC One or G3.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Not really since I assumed Android had the exact same features as the updates to iOS 8 considering your wording:

        “Android has had these features for a while”

        Perhaps you should edit your post to explicitly state that Android has not had these features for a while and has instead had “similar features” or “features that perform the same but have a different implementation”…

      • uzman1243

        Touche. Well played Aidan. Well played. *slow clap*
        You may have won the battle. But I will win the war.

        For now, enjoy your victory. But when you drop the ball, Ill be there to catch it. Im watching you

      • therealjjohnson

        So regardless of who’s first…you should just pic a device that you like right?

      • Farbod

        Does android have METAL?

      • Rowan09

        Third party apps and implementing something stock is two different things. I can jailbreak and get third party keyboards, quick reply, etc. Wouldn’t it make more sense to say Apple copied Cydia tweaks? S-Health is an app, Health Kit does nothing by itself, it works with multiple third party apps. Good try but try again.

      • felixtaf

        LMAO @ Touch ID – HTC One Max… DWl that was a failure!
        Google drive is a cloud storage. If at all apple copied Cloud storage, its not from Google. Several other cloud storages are available wayyyy before google.

        Where were you when Google silently announced Android device manager, which can do exactly what Find my iPhone does years ago!

        lol… Android has notification center widgets???? Android has widgets (in a better manner ofcourse) not in notification center.

        Well Apple copied Android! Who cares? I get the features I want. Android copies iOS too. Who cares? Android users can use iOS features too!

        Its the fanboys who die for nothing!

      • Kurt

        +1

      • felixtaf

        @Kurt – Your take on iOS8? Am impressed and shocked at the same time… Apple opened up so many things this time!

      • Kurt

        Same here. Very happy to see quick reply, 3rd party keyboards.i hate OSX but I’m jealous of the feature to make and receive SMS and calls. I realllly hope the iPhone gets split screen. I’m not sure if I can switch back and give up the spen, and split screen and some other features but it’s really cool apple is moving in the right direction and pretty quickly! Oh I also like the continuity feature, I’m jealous of that too. May not be used much but it sure is a cool feature!

        What are your favorite new features?

      • felixtaf

        Pretty much everything you jus said r my favourites too. I dont own a mac. So never cared about OS X.

        Am upgrading this fall. I use two connections. So one will always be android. Either Note 3 with 4.7″ iPhone or 5.5″ iPhone with Moto G/X.

        Still split screen multi tasking is in the pipeline acc to rumours.

        I really miss the file manager. But this update is Apple’s step towards right direction.

        I dont care if they are copied! I love this update.

        (Jus updated my iPhone 5 to iOS 8 beta!)

      • Kurt

        Wow so annoying. I wrote so much then switched tabs came back and lack of RAM on my iPad Air caused the page to refresh and lost all that I wrote.

        Isn’t the rumor only for iPad air? Not for the mini nor the iPhones? If i do switch back I could feel like its a downgrade. Loss of removable battery, SD card, s-pen, IR Blaster, being able to tell the temp and humidity in your surroundings, etc…

        Most important feature to me is a large screen then is apps. iPhone 6 will have both. 3rd most important feature is Optical image stabilizer. iPhone might get this. Then if we add split screen I could probably switch back as long as the batter is ok. Note 3’s battery is incredible!

        iOS is beautiful. I love the frosted glass effect like aero from windows

      • Kurt

        Wow so annoying. I wrote so much then switched tabs came back and lack of RAM on my iPad Air caused the page to refresh and lost all that I wrote.

        Isn’t the rumor only for iPad air? Not for the mini nor the iPhones? If i do switch back I could feel like its a downgrade. Loss of removable battery, SD card, s-pen, IR Blaster, being able to tell the temp and humidity in your surroundings, etc…

        Most important feature to me is a large screen then is apps. iPhone 6 will have both. 3rd most important feature is Optical image stabilizer. iPhone might get this. Then if we add split screen I could probably switch back as long as the batter is ok. Note 3’s battery is incredible!

        iOS is beautiful. I love the frosted glass effect like aero from windows.

      • felixtaf

        Lol… Am experiencing everything u mentioned in first paragraph + slow internet connection…

        I read it was only for iPad first (models not sure) and then to iPhone. It may come eventually to phones too (I guess).

        Reg loss of ext battery, sd card, pen etc… Those are under hardware sector. I wonder if Apple will allow such things. (They are greedy as usual).

        Whatever it is, I welcome this change. As you mentioned, its a step towards right direction.

        Opened up iTunes radio in iPhone (iOS8). It asked me whether I want to play a song that I left on iPad (iOS 7). That song was played almost 2 months ago in Beatles station. iPhone played that song and I jus Wowwwwd!!!!!

      • Kurt

        I hope it does come eventually! I really like that we can finally write an email, minimize it and come back to it. Other OSes had similar features and it was on my wish list. Very glad iOS 8 is able to do that.

        About iTunes Radio, that’s cool, the continuity feature is even better then we knew :) I don’t like Tim cook as a person for his political beliefs, but I like Apple under him. He has been making so many good decisions that benefit us.

      • felixtaf

        Very true. I wasnt able to watch the live stream due to my internet connection. But saw that mail thingy in a clip. It was awesome….
        Cook aint Jobs in many ways. Yes, Cook isnt stubborn like Jobs too! Whatever people call him, he is a good administrator. Cook, Ive and Craig will wow us again. Cant wait for device release this fall!

      • Kurt

        I forgot to rewrite: why do you miss a file manager? I don’t use it much. But I do love being able to hook up different devices to my phone. Torrent on your phone is pretty cool too.

      • felixtaf

        Missing it doesnt mean that I cant live without it. Am used to the filemanager since Symbian and now in Android. I use it for easy organization and transfers. But iOS requires iTunes for almost everything (not a big deal, but looking for a change).

        I use torrent only on PC. Had torrent client in iPad and Note 3, but never used them apart from couple of singles from TPB!

      • Kurt

        TPB is a wonderful place!

      • Sunny

        Sorry but you don’t know what you are talking about like wtf? Us jealous of our own features? Lmao blind apple fanboy hahaha

      • Eni

        sorry man, your comment is invalid, you copyed everything from are lovely jailbreak comunity first ;)

      • applemonger

        Not the Blackberry fan boys. They have had almost all of these features for quite some time. They may have 1% market share but they have over 90% of these ios “revolutionary” features.

    • JoshuaHulgan

      No doubt I’ve had android and these “features” were clunky.
      I want to see apples implementation.
      It’s not a pissing contest by the way.
      Whatever helps apple sell iPhones and converts an android user, so be it.
      I’m not gonna piss and moan about samsung or android ripping off others at certain points.
      It’s business. Suck it up.

    • Matheus Lisboa

      Yeah… Apple is doing stuff android already did, the difference is they’re doing right ;)

      • erod434

        Like maps right?

      • Matheus Lisboa

        Point taken kkkk but the maps from ios are still young, it’ll improve a lot still

      • Rowan09

        Maps will be better than Google maps. It already loads faster and looks better, give it time and you will see. Google had years head start over Apple so you’ll see.

    • dpacemaker

      Since nobody during this years WWDC ever said the word “innovating” or “innovation” I believe your argument is invalid and your the only one saying “innovation”. I look at you and see a internet troll that is making things up to get off on it. Hopefully you get laid soon, or at least a life.

    • Brian 

      Android releases tons of useless features, out of which 3 are actually useful. Apple focuses on adding only useful features. iOS 8 is proving to be a much useful update.

      • Guest

        Multitasking still blows on iOS. Like everyone says, stock iOS sucks. Jailbreaking is what “makes” iOS.

      • Brian 

        Very much agree, multitasking is basically non-existent in iOS right now. & jailbreaking takes it to another level. But it’s hard to deny that out the box, a lot of stock features are actually useful. Compared to the bloated Android firmware full of hit-and-miss features.

  • http://mezcudi.tumblr.com/ Mezcudi

    Hi idk if you meant to put it on there, but there’s a new feature with the App Store where you’re given a free trial for an app.

    • Eni

      i think that is for devs only :/

    • Andrew Roth

      New beta test program, and app bundles are both new and not mentioned.

    • Prithvi

      No you can only view previews. Like videos

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Not much under the Apple Tree this year. We are probably at road’s end.

    • JoshuaHulgan

      You sir are just plain wrong.
      Things other platforms have had, sure.
      But those and other new features added are going to make this one of the best updates.

      • Jeffrey

        Best iOS updates:
        1. iOS 7.0
        2. iOS 8.0
        3. iOS 5.0

        That’s my opinion;)

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Reverse 1 and 2 for me but yes.
        That’s a good list.

      • Jeffrey

        Hahah:P

      • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

        Don’t forget iOS 4 with the introduction of folders. Folders changed my whole perspective of iOS haha

      • Jeffrey

        Yes that would get my 4th spot:)

      • Kurt

        iPhone OS 2.0 was most important :)

      • Jeffrey

        Hahah I wouldn’t know, my fist iPhone ran on iOS 3.0:P

      • Kurt

        It’s when we got the AppStore.ive been using I devices since iPhone OS 1.1.4 :-)

      • Jeffrey

        Ohh yeah I remember, that’s true…

      • Kurt

        You remember when I got my first device? Awesome! Lol

      • Jeffrey

        Lol no I remember that the Appstore got released with iOS 2.0 hahah.

      • WolfgangHoltz

        Not to my thinking, but sure iOS 8 vill be spread but mostly because Apple stop signing everything else so customers that need to do a restore is forced to update even if they don’t like.
        And then kill the support for older iOS to developers so new apps will need iOS 8 to run.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Its not uncommon for Apple to ditch the old. They want everyone on the most recent version of iOS for security reasons, features, less fragmentation, etc.
        But listening to and reading many different sources, there is definitely a consensus: this is the best Apple has been in a while.

    • Senthet

      Yes roads end seems be close for Apple. Well they had some good years time for next company to enter the leading position.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      You are being sarcastic right? In one Keynote we got Quick reply, Third party notification centre widgets, third party keyboards, an api for Touch ID, an api for Siri, an entire new programming language and more! This is the most innovation Apple has done in a long time and best of all the majority of it didn’t even leak! I don’t know how anyone other than an Apple hater could not be excited after this last Keynote…

      • Kurt

        Multitasking, split screen style is badly needed. I’m happy with quick reply. And third party keyboards. Using your PC to make phone calls is great. But I hate OSX so I’ll just be jealous of that feature

      • WolfgangHoltz

        I don’t know if I’m a Apple hater. Have 6 iPhone, 5 iPad 1 ATV2 and 4 stationary mac. I also have 1 Newton some Powermac and several 68000 models too. So guess I’m a real Apple hater.
        But I’m in Europe so Siri is a joke and Quick reply like 4 years to late. I can agree to the Touch ID API. Sorry but this my thinking not all have to agree.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Siri works fine for me and can understand me no problem at all. If you speak a language other than English than I can sympathise with you if it doesn’t quite detect what your saying properly. The only thing I dislike is the fact that you can’t book cinema tickets (either Apples or the cinemas fault not sure whose) and i have a complete dislike for British English / United Kingdom voices so use the US voices instead…
        In iOS 8 Apple has also added the ability to control connected home devices (which for now I can’t imagine many people have) and the ability to use Shazam which works really, really well.

      • WolfgangHoltz

        Yes the home automation can be interesting. But for me old news been able to this last 6 years even on my old Palm Centro with the application Salling Clicker and USB transmitter from Telldus. I personally think that much of the things Apple implement don’t belong in the OS. I had welcome a more open hand to third party developer. But again maybe just me and some more thinking like this.

  • Cody M

    I’m Loving the new update #buggy but its a epic thing that i can show off to my friends at school they will be so jealous xD

    • Tony

      What exactly is buggy?

      • David Gitman

        my phone crashed a few times

      • Tony

        Doing what exactly? Im running it on my ipad and 5s, hasn’t crashed at all and I’m using a bunch of different games.

      • David Gitman

        safari crashed on me .. but i reported to apple already

      • Tony

        Lovely, guess they still haven’t fixed those same Safari issues from IOS7.

      • David Gitman

        indeed but dont worry I am reporting everything I am a dev

      • Tony

        Same :)

      • Jeffrey

        Whatsapp keeps crashing when I try to enter my group conversation, the mail app crashed one time during pull to refresh and a third party app called Zinpy Bird keeps crashing on startup. Also, when adding an emergency contact in the health app, when selecting a phone number, it automatically calls that number.

      • David Gitman

        because whatsapp isnt updated yet.. crashing for me too but cuz whatsapp dev didnt update

      • Jeffrey

        Yeah I get it:P I got exactly the same whatsapp problems with the iOS 7 beta’s last year. I just restarted my iPhone and now it’s stuck at that setup screen.. Whuuuuut?!

      • David Gitman

        :O

      • Jeffrey

        Lol you’re asking what exactly is buggy… it’s the first beta, there are tens, maybe hundreds of bugs and crashes. You can’t just name everything that is buggy, you would be busy for weeks.

      • Tony

        Yes I know that thank you. unreal

      • Jeffrey

        Then don’t ask these questions.

  • David Gitman

    iOS 8 tells you what takes battery

    • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

      Is that accumulative over a period of time or as an estimation? How does it get those percentages? Any idea?

      • David Gitman

        I think its by the time I use the app

    • Ryan Morano

      There’s also an option under iCloud to send apple your devices last location moments before it dies. This is a welcomed feature in case a phone is lost or stolen.

      • David Gitman

        The problem is it sends to apple..

    • applemonger

      Breathtaking feature that’s been available on BB10 and android for quite some time. Way to go Apple.

      • JoshuaHulgan

        Jesus Christ let it go. People bitch for iOS lack of features then do the pissing match when they add them.
        “Android’a had this since…”
        Who cares?? Now my iPhone does too. It has the benefits of both systems. You can’t even appreciate the way these features were implemented.
        Did you go on this little cynical griping when Android added features that have come from windows mobile, iOS, or Palm?
        When blackberry Finally added a software keyboard??

  • Matthew Cooper

    Wow

  • Jeffrey

    quicktype keyboard doesn’t show up for me, it’s not even in the settings app… anyone got the same experience/some tips?

    • David Gitman

      you mean the predictive?

      • Jeffrey

        Yeah:(

      • David Gitman

        hold the globe icon in the keyboard and see if you see predictive off

      • Jeffrey

        I don’t see anything more than usual:/

      • David Gitman

        you are not trying in the whatsapp right? it will work only in imessage and safari

      • Jeffrey

        Well at first I tried it in the notes app but it didn’t work, now I also tried it in the messages app but it still won’t work:( Maybe it’s because my language isn’t supported…

      • David Gitman

        hmmm works with english man..for now
        what language did you try?

      • Jeffrey

        First my native language, dutch, then with english, which worked:)

      • David Gitman

        oh cool sorry if its not working for dutch :/

      • Jeffrey

        No problem ofcourse;)

      • mahe

        OT: Are you going to Defqon? xD

      • Jeffrey

        Nope, minimum age is 18 and I’m 17:(

      • mahe

        too bad :(

      • Jeffrey

        Yup:( Maybe next year.

  • David Gitman

    You can now recover photos that you deleted

    • A’s Network

      Does this mean that Apple could be spying on us by not truly deleting our pictures? This seems like a bad sign…

      • David Gitman

        no..its just sends the photos you deleted to a different album

      • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

        Think of it as the Recycle Bin on Windows/Trash Can on Mac

      • applemonger

        Lol. You just thought of that now?

    • Omar Ruiz

      I thought that was the dumbest thing. Cause I was trying to delete it. And it’s still there. Lol just an extra step to deleting it.
      And I hate how the camera app and photo app aren’t as fluid yet. But it’s a beta. I get it

  • Matt

    I am excited to see what devs can do with touch ID!
    And then quick reply is important too but I won’t be updating to 8 until a jailbreak drops for that.
    I got my Auki!

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Hmm Apple removed the “Block Cookies From third parties and advertisers” option from Safari. So much for pretending to care about our privacy…

    • http://www.liam-merlyn.co.uk/ ConduciveMammal

      This is only the first beta, there’s plenty of time to add it back. Apple often removes features temporarily.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Lets hope you’re right since not enough advertisers respect “Do Not Track” to rely solely on it. There needs to be another option to block a predefined list of domains from setting cookies and local storage etc…

    • applemonger

      When did apple ever care about privacy? Oh ya they did when they left email attachments unencrypted.

  • markocr

    Can you install ios 8 without dev acooun like ios 7 last year?

    • Santiago

      you can if you UPDATE it, if you restore it yo get blocked.
      Also don’t turn it off, when you turn it on also gets blocked

      • markocr

        So its the same as last year, thanks a lott

  • jack

    keynotes are up for download

  • Santiago

    also theres a gray scales mode… i think is for better saving
    also there are modes in the camera app

  • Straw hat

    Did they add the feature to get rss feeds from any site in iOS 8 safari?

  • oioile

    Just a few while ago, I saw people criticizing Samsung for fingerprint API? Can somebody elaborate a bit plz?

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      It’s more than likely the way Samsung does it compared to the way Apple is doing it. Apple is doing it so that the only thing that is possible is to unlock data stored in the encrypted keychain so apps can’t for example steal images of your fingerprints to store in some secret database. I have no idea what Samsungs implementation is though but one thing I do know is that it definitely isn’t native to the Android OS what Samsung is doing is some sort of add-on or extension to communicate with their fingerprint sensor somehow. I’m not entirely sure how they do it but it likely isn’t as good as Apples approach…

  • Santiago

    Siri + Shazam works really fast (or for me it works great)

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Just tried it. It works great for me too:

      • Santiago

        great song, mine was in my iPhone 5s, which ipad you use?, i don’t know if trying in my ipad mini maybe too much bugs? or lags?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        iPad 3rd gen Wifi 32gb. I’d never give up my 5s’ jailbreak at least not for a first beta…

  • Maxim∑

    you can also see what apps are using battery life in Usage now which is great

    • applemonger

      Ya great. Now we have what android and bb10 users have had for quite a while.

  • jack

    Comparing TouchID to Samsung’s half-ass finger swipe is like comparing the original Ecce Homo to that lady’s restoration.

  • Khalil Essayli

    if you want iOS 8 beta today I can register your device for a paypal fee of $5. Just comment here

  • Jay

    Anyone Else Notice The Grayscale In Accessibilty

  • Sunny

    Lmfao!!
    This is the most blatant copy of Android ever!!
    Bet blinded apple die hard fans will not admit it

    • Cameron Nelms

      Well, I mean, there wasn’t anything else to add into iOS except android features :/

    • Jeremy

      Yeah android did it first but Apple perfected it and got it right

      • applemonger

        No perfection and getting it right is not apple’s thing anymore. That pat of apple dies when Steve Jobs passes away. Sorry but it’s the truth.

      • Jeremy

        It’s your opinion on what the truth is. And I have a different opinion but I think Apple is doing just fine.

    • felixtaf

      Are you that desperate to upvote your own comment?

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    Hey Cody there is also a new feature in Safari to request desktop view of a web page

  • dpacemaker

    Pretty crappy that “Hey Siri” only works when connected to power. Hopefully that changes.

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    Apple has switched the stock weather app is now pulling information from the weather channel instead of Yahoo. Stocks is still pulling information from Yahoo.

  • Jevin

    Do you guys know how many features you borrowed from BB10? And these were just given as minor updates, and for apple, they created a whole new OS! And says its revolutionary! Damn!!

    • applemonger

      Don’t forget android. But it will sell cause it’s git that Apple on it.

  • http://appleaddicted.com.br/ William Neves

    Some one have a problem with a iMessage and FaceTime? My 10.10 just not open.

  • Travis

    Heres my UDID someone please activate for me! c10b299497bac00026ab68ab3712be7698473b13

  • babiloe

    Guess what 22 new languages are? Hoping Bahasa is included

  • applemonger

    Wow sounds a lot like Blackberry BB10. Fan boys will come out with every excuse how it’s so much better but do your own research almost all those features have been in bb10 from the start.
    Cue the Blackberry bashing.

    • JoshuaHulgan

      With all the benefits of the Apple ecosystem.

  • Alberto Espinal

    I don’t know if this is an old story but I updated my iPhone 5 to IOS 8 without developers account

    • Oscar Perez

      How?

      • Alberto Espinal

        Go to iclarified and they explain it there, and it worked for me

      • Oscar Perez

        Oh nice but how did you get around the activation check?

      • Alberto Espinal

        Didn’t ask me for it, so cool, i like it a lot, its such a big jump!

      • Alberto Espinal

        Here

  • smtp25

    Yawn!

  • thankyou

    im totALY going back to iPhone…

  • Leever

    Apple hasn’t made Cydia built in yet? What a shame… :P

  • nolanbob99

    Can someone register this UDID to a dev account so I can restore my phone back to IOS 7? Please im stuck at an activation error. I can’t use my phone at all so im desperate. Thanks so much

    66c98971d2fad1c1423b4ccd068fe48afcb16c40

  • afra33

    Still no pictures in the messages app? Big fail.

    • Kurt

      Pictures of your friend you mean? We really need backgrounds. It’s easy to get confused and reply to the wrong person. I like Viber and other apps that for each person you can have different backgrounds. I put their picture there so I never send a message to the wrong person.

  • http://www.grischke.net/ Maciek

    And the 22 languages are…? WHAT???

  • Yunsar

    Whoever has iOS 8, please tell me if it is worth it to upgrade my iOS 7 JB to iOS 8 beta

    • veda99

      better not now atleast…too much crashing

  • FFF84

    “family sharing” “Mail” “Keyboard” I think Tim Cook was listing to Let’s talk ios :)

  • Shady

    could someone register my UDID ? if yes I’ll post it

  • RV

    Does quick reply also available for whatsapp, fb messenger and other 3rd party messaging app?

  • Alex Blaha

    Can’t seem to find my camera roll in iOS 8 Beta 1? It disappeared, anyone know anything about this..? Is it a bug? Or am I just blind..?

  • Mark

    I have ios 8 beta 1 on my sprint 5s and ipad mini (1st gen). I can get all the new features to work but I can’t get the answer the phone call on my ipad when someone calls my iphone. I am on the same wifi and have even tried to connect them via bluetooth. Any suggestions? Is this feature “turned on” yet? Thanks.

  • http://R0Fleming.tumblr.com/ R0Fleming

    The Weather app has changed a bit, including the switch from Yahoo! to The Weather Channel.

  • ថាន ហាំងស៊ា

    28670b71bad1ff1a60b47b6a9a2191cd52102f88

    who can help me, please

  • The Wanderer

    Yay for the new Swift programming language. It’s a shame I can’t use Swift to develop apps for Android devices. :P

  • Mike Wolf

    I’m hoping I can turn off contact shortcuts in Multitasking screen. Anyone found how?