iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever for developers and everyone else. It simply set out to create the most natural experience. Each enhancement has a purpose. Every new feature deserves to be a new feature. Each function is more considered, each next step is more eﬃcient. It all adds up to an even better experience — one that is pleasantly surprising at ﬁrst and becomes utterly indispensable before you know it.
iOS 8 the world’s most advanced mobile operating system
It’s the details. The innovations. The complete experience. It’s the fact that you can now see (and edit and organize) every photo you take on all your devices. That you can add your voice right in a text message. And that your health and fitness apps can now communicate with each other, with your trainer, and even with your doctor.
It provides developers with deeper access and more tools. So some of the most amazing features in iOS 8 are being created right now. You’ll have new keyboard options and even more ways to share your content. And you’ll be able to use iCloud and Touch ID in ways you never have before.
It’s going to be a great Fall. But for now, here’s a preview of some of the things iOS 8 will do for you so you can do more than ever.
iOS 8 Compatible Devices
iPod touch 5th generation
iPad with Retina display
iPad mini with Retina display
Photos Get Better iCloud Integration – Every photo you take. Now on all your devices.
Every photo, every edit, every album now lives in your iCloud Photo Library, easily viewable and consistent on all your devices. Automatically. The all-new Photos app makes it simpler than ever to find and rediscover your favorite photos. And you can make every shot look even better immediately after you’ve taken it with powerful new editing tools.
New Message Features – Actually LOL
Now Messages lets you connect with friends and family like never before. Tap to add your voice to any conversation. Send a video of what you’re seeing the moment you’re seeing it. And easily share your location so they know right where you are.
Recents Menu for Contacts – Make it brilliant
In iOS 8, you’ll find a convenient new way to respond to notifications. Helpful shortcuts to the people you talk to most. And time-saving features for managing your mail. All of which make the experience of using your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that much better.
Keyboard – The Smartest it does
iOS 8 makes typing easier by suggesting contextually appropriate words to complete your sentences. It even recognizes to whom you’re typing and whether you’re in Mail or Messages. Because your tone in an email may be different from your tone in a message.
Family Sharing – Now comes to all your content
Family Sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases. Whenever one person buys a new song, movie, or app, everybody gets to share. It’s also easier than ever to share family photos, a family calendar, locations, and more.
iCloud Drive – Your files on all your devices
The good news: You can work on any file, anywhere. The bad news: You can work on any file, anywhere. That includes presentations, PDFs, images, and more — right from iCloud. On whichever device you’re using, including your Mac or PC.
Health – All Your Health and Fitness Info in One App
Now your activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and other health and fitness apps can talk to each other. Which means they’ll be able to work even harder for you. And all the information is accessible in one easy‑to‑read dashboard.
Work Together – iPhone, iPad, and Mac connected like never before
Things are about to get even better for people with multiple Apple devices. Now you can start an email on one device and seamlessly continue on another. And iPhone owners can answer phone calls on their Mac or iPad, and even send SMS messages from any of them.
Spotlight – Brighter than ever
Sometimes you’re looking for a contact or an app. Sometimes you’re looking for answers. Spotlight now gives you suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, trending news, and more. It’s even smart enough to recognize context and location to offer you the most relevant information.
iPhone and iPad have become the devices of choice at work simply because they’re the devices of choice in daily life. And it gets even better in iOS 8 with new productivity, security, and device management features.
iOS 8 is the biggest release for developers since the introduction of the App Store. It gives them a new tools to extend the reach of their apps and opening up new opportunities for them to take advantage of iCloud, Touch ID, and more. Which means you’ll soon see exciting new apps with capabilities that were never possible before.