iOS 8 is available for download but what’s new?
iOS 8 brings a couple of improvements to your system
Unveiled at Apple’s own conference in June, now iOS 8 is now available for download just in time for the iPhone 6 launch tomorrow. There are several enhancements and features you will probably love in the 8th version – interactive notifications, health app, new keyboard, family sharing, and more.
iOS 8 brings a new notification system, called interactive. That means users can interact with text, messages, emails, ect., directly from their notification bar. This could come in handy as they won’t need to open the app these messages come from. Furthermore, widgets can be installed too, as iOS 8 adds this functionality to the notification center.
Apple has added new features to its messaging app which now supports voice calls and video calls, as well as an ability for group conversations. There could be also a bit easier for you to type messages thanks to a new type of QuickType keyboard, while third-party apps can install their own keyboard as a substitute.
The new Health application is like an aggregator collecting information from all other fitness related services. Another major improvement is the Family Sharing feature so you can add up to 6 family members in a group for easy sharing files, music, pictures.
There is a new iCloud Photo Library in BETA where all new photos are automatically uploaded and stored so they can be downloaded later through any device. You get 5GB Cloud storage for free, and if you need more, 20 GB are just 0.99$ monthly. Camera app and editing tools have been revamped and improved with new tools for adjustments, built-in filters, and more.