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

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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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    I am suprised by how the iPad 2 will still have iOS 8. What if it lags so hard?
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    As usual for older devices and the wise, wait until the first (or second) version of the new iOS is out, and listen to what the early adopters say.

    That said, I'm seldom that patient.
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    Well I see that the update has a lot of new features, but I doubt the iPad 2 will have all of it. I am not very patient so I guess I'm a dead man. I will just wait for a few days and will update if everything goes dandy.
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    A few days is usually easier anyway. The load on Apple's servers usually drops off enough that you can complete the update in one try. :)
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    You and me both. Just a few keyboard tweaks is all I really care about. The email program is finally being made better though... That was another one that felt old and somewhat useless.
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    It still won't be like Android just because there can be third-party keyboards....
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    Thank you for that reply. Just what I am looking for. Looks like Apple peeps are listening to customers. I am not the only one that likes both numbers and letters on the same view.

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    I always tell peeps I have an iPad 4. Much easier than saying iPad with retina display.

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    I found a great email application by name on MailTo. It is free. This allows to hit SELECT ALL on any folder and either move, delete, mark and other options. The included email application does not allow for one to select ALL to delete all emails at once.

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    And most people will understand that; but when reading Apple press releases it help to remember that Apple does not use the terms iPad 3, or 4. Instead they are the iPad with Retina display, and then 3rd or 4th generation when they need to make a distinction.

    I expect the iPad Air will go the same way. The only question (in my mind) is whether they will start the generation number over again (iPad Air 1st or 2nd generation), or default to the year released (iPad Air 2013 and 2014) like they do for new iMac and MacBook models.

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