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.

More coverage

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.

‘GMT bug’ in Calendar Sync on iOS 8 displaying events in incorrect time zone

‘GMT bug’ in Calendar Sync on iOS 8 displaying events in incorrect time zone

Apple has had to deal with a lot of criticism over the increasing number of bugs in iOS 8, and while the company delivers fixes in updates, new bug reports don’t appear to stop.

Edward Snowden refuses to use an iPhone over security concerns and ‘special software’

Edward Snowden refuses to use an iPhone over security concerns and ‘special software’

A couple of years ago, details regarding several different government incursions into consumer devices, including the software on their devices, took over news wires.

Google Chrome still doesn’t use iOS 8’s WKWebView that would offer improved performance due to “significant technical limitations”

Google Chrome still doesn’t use iOS 8’s WKWebView that would offer improved performance due to “significant technical limitations”

One of the reasons I was excited about iOS 8 was because it was supposed to bring the same Javascript performance as Safari to third-party apps.

iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 68%

iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 68%

When iOS 8 launched in September 2014, the adoption rate was seen as not so positive when compared to previous mobile OS releases from Apple, including iOS 7.

Has Apple’s software quality taken a nosedive?

Has Apple’s software quality taken a nosedive?

Well known developer Marco Arment believes that while Apple’s hardware is amazing, the software quality has taken a nosedive in the last few years, which is a major concern for its future.

Apple facing a class action lawsuit over iOS 8’s large space requirements

Apple facing a class action lawsuit over iOS 8’s large space requirements

When iOS 8 launched, it was met with quite a bit of shock at the amount of storage space necessary to upgrade and install the software to older handsets. Of course, it all resurfaced when the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launched, with iOS 8 taking up quite a bit of storage space right out of the box.

iOS 8 now installed on 63 percent of active iOS devices

iOS 8 now installed on 63 percent of active iOS devices

Apple routinely updates its App Store support page to reflect the amount of devices running the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS.

Access hidden Internal Settings in iOS 8 with AdvancedSettings8 [Jailbreak Tweak]

Access hidden Internal Settings in iOS 8 with AdvancedSettings8 [Jailbreak Tweak]

There are tons of tweaks on Cydia that provide users with access to Apple’s hidden internal settings such as DetailedBatteryUsage. AdvancedSettings8 is another addition to the group that allows you to access the internal settings of iOS 8 that Apple normally hides from the average user.

How to add speed-dial to your iPhone’s Notification Center in iOS 8

How to add speed-dial to your iPhone’s Notification Center in iOS 8

As you probably know by now, it is a lot easier to access favorite and most recent contacts in iOS 8.

All you need to do is, double click on the Home button, tap on the Contact, and select how you want to contact them.