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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iOS 8.1 rumored to release on October 20; will include Apple Pay

iOS 8.1 rumored to release on October 20; will include Apple Pay

Apple seeded the first iOS 8.1 beta to registered developers earlier this week with a number of changes including a hidden settings for Apple Pay, Apple’s NFC based mobile payments service that was announced at the iPhone 6 event.

How to add Rich Text and Photos (including GIFs) in the Notes app in iOS 8

How to add Rich Text and Photos (including GIFs) in the Notes app in iOS 8

While the Notes app looks the same in iOS 8, it has gained a couple of new features in iOS 8, bringing its features on par with its Mac counterpart. With the iOS 8 Notes app, you can now add bold, italic or underlined text, and also attach photos (including GIFs!) to notes.

Some iOS 8 users experiencing Bluetooth connectivity issues in cars and some devices

Some iOS 8 users experiencing Bluetooth connectivity issues in cars and some devices

iOS 8 was launched on Wednesday, September 17, and since its debut Apple hasn’t had the easiest of roads. Now, many iOS 8 users are complaining of Bluetooth connectivity issues when it comes to pairing to several different things.

iOS 8.1 brings back the option to switch to 2G, 3G or LTE

iOS 8.1 brings back the option to switch to 2G, 3G or LTE

There have been quite a few problems with iOS 8, which haven’t been fixed in iOS 8.0.2.

Our readers in India and other countries where there is still poor 3G coverage in some places were annoyed with the lack of an option to disable 3G. iOS 8 only came with an option to disable LTE.

U.S. Attorney General raises concerns over Apple’s encryption settings

U.S. Attorney General raises concerns over Apple’s encryption settings

Apple has a bigger focus on security for the owners of its devices, and it’s a focus that has brought it extra attention not only from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), but also the United States Attorney General.

Having Wi-Fi problems with iOS 8? Here’s how to fix it

Having Wi-Fi problems with iOS 8? Here’s how to fix it

iOS 8 comes with a ton of new features and improvements, but sadly, it also is very buggy, and has a lot of issues. One of the issues people are facing after updating their iPhone or iPad to iOS 8 is Wi-Fi connectivity problems. Here are a few tips to fix these problems.

iOS 8.1 includes Hidden settings for Apple Pay, hints at Touch ID support in next-gen iPads

iOS 8.1 includes Hidden settings for Apple Pay, hints at Touch ID support in next-gen iPads

Apple has just seeded iOS 8.1 beta to developers, which includes some improvements and changes.

Developer Hamza Sood has just tweeted screenshots from iOS 8.1, which reveals some interesting details.

What’s new in iOS 8.1 beta

What’s new in iOS 8.1 beta

Just a few hours ago, Apple seeded the first iOS 8.1 beta to registered developers for testing on compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The pre-release software update contains a number of changes that we’ve outlined ahead. We’ll be keeping this post updated with any other new features and improvements as we uncover them.

Apple seeds iOS 8.1 beta to developers [Updatedx4]

Apple seeds iOS 8.1 beta to developers [Updatedx4]

Following a report earlier this morning claiming that iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3 were currently being tested, perhaps indicating a faster software update cycle, Apple has seeded the first iOS 8.1 beta (build number: 12B401) to registered developers for testing. The pre-release software update is available for download through Developer Center for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, accompanied by a build number of 12B401.

iOS 8 bug in ‘Reset All Settings’ permanently deletes iCloud Drive documents

iOS 8 bug in ‘Reset All Settings’ permanently deletes iCloud Drive documents

A new bug has been discovered in iOS 8 that causes iCloud Drive documents to be permanently deleted when a user taps on “Reset All Settings” through the Settings app. The issue, brought to light by a number of concerned readers on the MacRumors discussion forums, appears to be limited to iWork apps like Pages, Numbers and Keynote.