iOS 8 launches in fall, beta available now

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Apple today unveiled iOS 8 with a slew of significant changes, both for users and developers, at the WWDC keynote this morning. iOS 8 is already available as a beta for registered developers from the Dev Center, and will launch publicly this fall as a free software update.

iOS 8 adds a number of new features and improvements, including a new QuickType keyboard, Interactive Notifications, iCloud Drive, Health app, improvement Spotlight, Siri, Messages, Photos and a lot more.

The OS drops support for iPhone 4, and is compatible with iPhone 4s and up, iPad 2 and up, all iPad mini models and the 5th gen iPod touch.

Registered developers can already download iOS 8 beta 1 from the Dev Center, but end-users will have to wait until this fall to install iOS 8. Apple generally releases a major new iOS update around September, along with new iPhone hardware.

For an entire list of what’s new in iOS 8, visit this link.