iOS 8: Everything We Know

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iOS 8: Apple’s Next Major Mobile Operating System

Apple unveiled iOS 8, the major mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at the WWDC 2014 Keynote on June 2nd.

It includes a number of new features and improvements such as Interactive Notifications, QuickType, third-party keyboard support, Messages and Siri improvements, and lots more.

New features and improvements in iOS 8

Compatibility

The following iOS devices are compatible with iOS 8:

  • iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5th generation

Must-Read Articles

Find our latest iOS 8 coverage below.

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Poll: Do you use a third-party keyboard or QuickType in iOS 8?

Poll: Do you use a third-party keyboard or QuickType in iOS 8?

Apple expanded the typing options available to iPad and iPhone owners when it released iOS 8 in September of last year. Two of the biggest changes include a new QuickType feature and the addition of long-awaited support for third-party keyboard apps. Our poll for today focuses on these new features, asking whether you continue to use them or if you have moved on.

iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 77% while iOS 7 drops down to 20%

iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 77% while iOS 7 drops down to 20%

Apple today updated its iOS 8 adoption numbers to reflect that it is now running on 77% of iOS devices out there. The data was measured by Apple based on the devices that access the App Store on March 16, 2015.

iOS 8 adoption rate hits 75% as iOS 7 hits 22%

iOS 8 adoption rate hits 75% as iOS 7 hits 22%

At the beginning of the month, Apple updates its developer support page to outline what the adoption rate of a particular version of iOS happens to be.

What’s new in iOS 8.3 beta

What’s new in iOS 8.3 beta

Just a few hours ago, Apple took everyone by surprise and released iOS 8.3 beta 1 to registered developers of the iOS Developer Program. This is one of the few times where there are two betas for separate iOS versions simultaneously available.

‘XAgent’ spyware can reportedly collect pictures and other data from an iPhone

‘XAgent’ spyware can reportedly collect pictures and other data from an iPhone

Security on mobile devices is a big talking point as of late, and as new malicious software continues to be developed it will remain as such.

‘GMT bug’ for Google Calendar users in iOS 8 reportedly fixed

‘GMT bug’ for Google Calendar users in iOS 8 reportedly fixed

MacRumors is reporting that the GMT bug seems to be partially fixed, as several Google Calendar users using the stock Calendar app are reporting on Apple Support Communities, Google Calendar Help Forum and Twitter that they’re no longer seeing the GMT bug.

iOS 8 adoption is now at 72% as iOS 7 drops to 25 percent

iOS 8 adoption is now at 72% as iOS 7 drops to 25 percent

In January of 2015, Apple’s official numbers showed that iOS 8 adoption had jumped up to 68%. While many noted that this adoption rate still trails a bit behind that of iOS 7 a year before, Apple’s latest mobile OS continues to find its way onto new devices.

Poll: Did you update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8.1.3?

Poll: Did you update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8.1.3?


Apple last week publicly released iOS 8.1.3, a minor revision containing bug fixes and performance improvements. The question for today’s poll is, did you update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8 when it was released.

‘GMT bug’ in Calendar app fixed in iOS 8.2 beta 5

‘GMT bug’ in Calendar app fixed in iOS 8.2 beta 5

If you’re facing the GMT bug in the Calendar app in iOS 8, then you may have to wait for iOS 8.2 for a fix.

It looks like Apple has fixed the bug in iOS 8.2 beta 5 that was released yesterday. 

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 with bug fixes, reduced free space requirement and more

Apple releases iOS 8.1.3 with bug fixes, reduced free space requirement and more

Apple has just released iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which had been in testing for a few weeks.