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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Report shows iOS 8 apps crash 78% more often than iOS 7.1 apps

Report shows iOS 8 apps crash 78% more often than iOS 7.1 apps

Now that iOS 8 is out in the wild, courtesy of Apple launching the platform last week, people are starting to compare the new to the old. In this case, one report states that apps running on iOS 8 have a higher tendency to crash than apps on iOS 7.1.

Time-lapse in iOS 8 gets dissected in new in-depth look

Time-lapse in iOS 8 gets dissected in new in-depth look

One of the new features within iOS 8 is tied to the Camera, and it’s called time-lapse. With it, a single button allows a user to shoot and generate accelerated sequences of photos taken over a period of time, making slow changes appear to take place faster. The results, as demonstrated since its release, are fantastic.

The best third-party keyboards for iPhone

The best third-party keyboards for iPhone

Having used a bunch of Android devices for the past few years, I’ve enjoyed a bunch of features on Google’s platform, that I’m glad to see on iOS 8 — most notably third-party keyboard support. This opens up new input methods, personalized dictionaries, multi-language support, customization options and more for users to play with, and there are already a bunch of keyboards available in the App Store to try out. So what are they like to type with, and are they worth getting used to? And which one comes out on top?

How to create nested folders on iOS 8

How to create nested folders on iOS 8

Apple released its highly-anticipated iOS 8 software update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models last week, and early upgraders will be happy to hear that creating nested folders remains possible on the latest version of the mobile operating system. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create nested folders on iOS 8.

Apple to release iOS 8.0.1 with bug fixes for Phone, Keyboard, Videos not playing in Safari and more

Apple to release iOS 8.0.1 with bug fixes for Phone, Keyboard, Videos not playing in Safari and more

Apple released iOS 8 last week, which included hundreds of new features and improvements.

But a number of users are reporting that iOS 8 is causing battery drain, Wi-Fi issues and has lots of other bugs.

Bing Search app updated for iOS 8 with Safari translation extension and more

Bing Search app updated for iOS 8 with Safari translation extension and more

Microsoft on Tuesday released an updated version of its official Bing Search app for iPhone on the App Store with new iOS 8 extensibility features. As demonstrated at WWDC in June, during a preview of iOS 8 extensions, the new Bing app now has a translation extension built into Safari and Today view widget in Notification Center.

iOS 8 now running on 46% of devices based on App Store usage

iOS 8 now running on 46% of devices based on App Store usage

Less than a week after the public release of iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the latest App Store usage numbers reveal that the latest software update is now running on 46% of devices. The figure does not reflect all devices running iOS 8, but rather those that connected to the App Store at least once as measured on September 21st. Read ahead for a closer look. 

iOS 8 reportedly causing battery drain and slow Wi-Fi issues for many users

iOS 8 reportedly causing battery drain and slow Wi-Fi issues for many users

iOS 8, which was released to the public on Wednesday, September 17, has seen an adoption rate that’s risen to 30 percent following a record-breaking sales weekend for Apple. According to a new report, though, some users are finding issues with the newest software.

iOS 8 adoption lifts to 30% after iPhone 6 launch weekend sales top 10 million

iOS 8 adoption lifts to 30% after iPhone 6 launch weekend sales top 10 million

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus raked in over 10 million sales over the weekend, Apple officially announced. Now that there are more iPhones out there, all of which run iOS 8 right out of the box, adoption numbers have obviously started to rise.

Skype for iPhone gets support for iOS 8’s Interactive Notifications for calls and messages

Skype for iPhone gets support for iOS 8’s Interactive Notifications for calls and messages

Microsoft has just released a major update for Skype for iPhone to add support for iOS 8’s Interactive Notifications.

With Skype 5.5, you will now be able to respond to messages, audio and video calls from the banner notifications, the lock screen and Notification Center.