iOS 8 Update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Coming this Fall
iOS 8, the latest operating system coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, was announced at today’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Amongst its many new features, iOS 8 will have new interactive notifications that will allow users to respond to notifications without ever having to leave their current applications.
New additions will also include QuickType, which will suggest words as you type, a Do Not Disturb feature to mute notifications or the ability to leave a thread, a tap-to-talk feature that allows you to insert voice and video messages within a thread, Family Sharing which will allow you to auto share photos, calendars, and more.
Siri can now also be awakened while plugged into the car without having to touch the phone and will also be able to make purchases from the App Store. Maps have also been improved in iOS 8. Spotlight for iOS will allow users to search for apps, news, songs, and more.
Healthkit, a new feature within iOS 8 will provide a centralized location to store pertinent health information that will allow healthcare providers to send and receive data on patient services. Homekit, will also be introduced with iOS 8. This is a new home automation feature which will provide the user the ability to control lights, cameras, thermostats, plugs, switches and more.
Scheduled for a fall release, the free iOS 8 will update a lot of its existing features while adding some new ones. iOS 8 will be compatible with the iPhone 4S and above, iPod touch (5th Gen), iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina Display.
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