Apple Announces iOS 8, Here are Some of the Most Important New Features

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  1. RaduTyrsina

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    Many were expecting perhaps a new iPhone or better yet, the iWatch, but while these were mostly rumors and speculation, with no serious leaks or other realistic information to back them up, the star of the show was iOS 8. It’s been launched with many new features and improvements, of course, and here are some of the most notable ones:

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    Does the change in Photos mean that we will be able to label photos?

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    I saw nothing that suggested you could. But it may have been too minor a feature for Apple to include in the keynote. There are lots lots of little changes that are only found later, either by beta testers (who aren't supposed to talk about it) or after it's released.
     
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    I wish one of these updates Apple will finally will figure put how to include numbers on the keypad without having to hit the .?123 key.

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    There are other iOS 8 features announced which will lead to amazing app innovation we haven't even thought of yet that when they emerge will blow our minds. Apple has read the market so well with iOS 8. Its the 3rd part apps that power iOS device sales (although the devices are pretty cool and amazing too). Highlights for me are:
    - thousands of new APIs enabling new apps to make much more use of inbuilt iOS capability
    - massive new capability to enable apps to interconnect, embed each others UIs and share each others data... no longer will apps be like isolated pools.

    And to answer WitchOneSalem's question... Apple has gone one better: In iOS 8 it will allow system-wide 3rd party keyboards... so by the time iOS 8 makes its public launch its almost certain that a third party developer will have a keyboard in the app store with a numbers row in it. Hopefully there'll also be one available with up/down/left/right arrow keys too :)
     
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    Wait, third party keyboards? Is it just me or is iOS becoming like android?
     
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    I am so far behind! I upgraded to 7 just last week!
     
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    The public release of iOS 8 won't be until September. You're not as far behind as you think.
     
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    iOS 8 will become available this fall and it will be compatible with the following devices:
    • iPhone 4S
    • iPhone 5S
    • iPhone 5C
    • iPhone 5
    • iPod Touch 5th generation
    • iPad 2
    • iPad with Retina Display
    • iPad Air
    • iPad Mini
    • iPad Mini with retina display
    Does this mean that the iOS 8 will NOT be available for the iPad 3?
     
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    It's covered under iPad with Retina Display.

    iPad 3 and 4 were never official Apple names. They called them the New iPad, iPad generation 3 and 4, or iPad with Retina Display.
     

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