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 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.

Apple tells Developers that all new apps should support iOS 8 and 64-bit from February 1, 2015

Apple tells Developers that all new apps should support iOS 8 and 64-bit from February 1, 2015

In a new posting on its Developer portal, Apple has announced that it will be mandatory for all iOS apps to be built with iOS 8 SDK included in Xcode 6 or later along with 64-bit compatibility from 1st February, 2015.

Unknown team could release iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 Jailbreak

Unknown team could release iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 Jailbreak

iOS 8 released last month, followed by a couple of minor updates, and today, Apple released iOS 8.1 — the first major update to iOS 8. While Apple added a number of useful, jailbreak inspired features like Quick Reply, widgets etc., there are still a number of reasons to jailbreak, which is why we’ve been keeping a lookout for an iOS 8 jailbreak.

How to Set Up and Use Handoff in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

How to Set Up and Use Handoff in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8

Handoff is a new feature in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that lets you seamlessly switch back and forth from iOS and Mac without losing your progress in a document you’re working on. In Apple’s words, the feature “lets you pick up right where you left off.”

How to use AirDrop to share Photos, Videos and other files between your iPhone, iPad and Mac

How to use AirDrop to share Photos, Videos and other files between your iPhone, iPad and Mac

AirDrop is a feature in iOS and OS X that lets you share files between devices locally. AirDrop was incompatible across Mac and iOS earlier, but with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, it works across iOS and Mac, so you’ll be able to transfer files from your iPhone to your Mac, and vice versa.

Having problems with iMessage or Messages in iOS 8? Here’s how to fix it

Having problems with iMessage or Messages in iOS 8? Here’s how to fix it

Messages received a huge update with iOS 8, adding features like audio clips, self-destructing messages, group management and more, bringing it in line with modern messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat.

How to make and answer iPhone calls right on your Mac

How to make and answer iPhone calls right on your Mac

One of the coolest new features in iOS 8 and Yosemite is the ability to make and answer cellular iPhone calls on your Mac, iPad or iPod touch thanks to the new Continuity feature.

iOS 8 adoption reaches 48% of devices after launching three weeks ago

iOS 8 adoption reaches 48% of devices after launching three weeks ago

Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi on Thursday at the company’s special media event announced that iOS 8 adoption has reached 48% on compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices since the latest software update was publicly released on September 17th. iOS 7 maintains a 46% share, while earlier versions account for a 6% share.