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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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. 

iOS 8 Tip: Enable ‘Send Last Location’ to make it easier to find your iPhone

iOS 8 Tip: Enable ‘Send Last Location’ to make it easier to find your iPhone

Find my iPhone can be a very useful feature when you’ve lost or misplaced your iPhone. However, prior to iOS 8, one of the downsides of the feature has been that if the device runs out of battery then the feature was useless as you couldn’t track it, nor could you find the last location of your device.

iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 56%

iOS 8 adoption rate climbs to 56%

Apple has just posted the updated iOS app distribution data on its developer website, which shows that iOS 8 is now running on nearly 56% of iOS devices out there. It has been nearly two months since Apple released the first version of iOS to the public. 

‘Masque Attack’ vulnerability could allow attackers to replace legitimate iOS apps with malicious apps to steal data

‘Masque Attack’ vulnerability could allow attackers to replace legitimate iOS apps with malicious apps to steal data

Keeping software safe and secure is a constantly demanding job, but finding bugs like “Masque Attack,” which was recently identified by cybersecurity firm FireEye, is an important task.

Apple sending out emails to remind iOS users to upgrade to iOS 8

Apple sending out emails to remind iOS users to upgrade to iOS 8

iOS 8 is still relatively new, and while adoption wasn’t the quickest that Apple has ever seen for its mobile operating system, it didn’t take long for iOS 8 to get adopted by more than half of all active iOS devices.

iOS 8.1.1 release imminent, you should restore to iOS 8.1 now if you want to jailbreak your device in the future [Updated]

iOS 8.1.1 release imminent, you should restore to iOS 8.1 now if you want to jailbreak your device in the future [Updated]

As reported earlier, Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 beta, which kills Pangu 8.1-8.x.x jailbreak. saurik has also confirmed that Apple has fixed at least one of the exploits used by the Pangu jailbreak.

Does iOS 8.1.1 bring performance improvements to iPhone 4s and iPad 2? Watch this video to find out

Does iOS 8.1.1 bring performance improvements to iPhone 4s and iPad 2? Watch this video to find out

When iOS 8 was released, users of older devices such as iPhone 4s and iPad 2 had complained about performance problems.

iOS 8 now installed on more than half of active iOS devices

iOS 8 now installed on more than half of active iOS devices

Throughout the month of October, Apple has updated its App Store support page to reflect the percentage of iOS-based devices running iOS 7, iOS 8 and earlier versions of the platform. Apple’s latest update shows a strong milestone for the newest OS.

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1 – iOS 8 using Pangu

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1 – iOS 8 using Pangu

To everyone’s surprise, and as we reported first, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 was released earlier today courtesy of a mysterious team of Chinese jailbreak developers.

Pangu iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 Jailbreak released [Updated]

Pangu iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 Jailbreak released [Updated]

We’ve some great news for jailbreakers. The Pangu team has just released a jailbreak for iOS 8 – iOS 8.1, making it the first jailbreak released for iOS 8 or later.