The most important changes in iOS 8

Apple introduced iOS 8

Months of waiting, hope and excitement has finally come to an end - Apple today during the presentation at the opening of WWDC 14 showed iOS 8 and talked about the new features for users and developers. Running a little ahead, I want to say that even without the announcements of new products and Prime today was "hot." And it's not only the end of our Live's, which has become very discussed in Twitter, Apple has shown really cool software innovations that users waited for many years. Third-party keyboard, extend the applications access to the file system iCloud - all part of the new products in the iOS 8. While talk about changes in functionality in a format announcement and later revision iGuides prepare a detailed overview of the updated mobile operating system.

Improved keyboard

Apple introduced iOS 8

QuickType - a new feature of predictive text input, which allows you to receive tips on the most commonly used combinations of words. Apple mobile device users will be able to get contextual clues while writing to enter or finish writing the words and even whole sentences by one or more touches with the tips line. What is important, all the words you learned keyboard, stored locally on your device in encrypted form and are not transmitted to the cloud. On the one hand it can be very convenient, because each time it is necessary to train new smartphone or tablet, on the other hand is done to protect the privacy of user information.

Apple introduced iOS 8

Apple introduced iOS 8

Another very important novelty regarding text input on mobile devices - Support for third-party keyboards. At WWDC developers demonstrated a well-known on the Android keyboard Swype, the time of release iOS 8 number of third-party keyboards can go for tens. This is convenient because users can decide which input method is most suitable to them.

Audio and video chats in Messages

Apple introduced iOS 8

Apple has improved the application "Messages", in which you can now start a conversation with a gesture swipe. In addition, a new feature «Tap to Talk», which allows you to send a voice message interlocutor, video and photos. In the process of communicating with a group of users is possible to add and remove members of correspondence, leave the conversation and move to the "Do Not Disturb." Users can view all the photos and videos in the conversation, and send multiple photos and videos simultaneously. For added privacy the opportunity to choose how long to display your location in the "message" - for an hour, a day or longer.

HealthKit

Apple introduced iOS 8

New application "Health", which was so many rumors, allows you to collect information from different applications for health and fitness c devices, providing a complete and current overview of all indicators. What is important, iOS 8 enables developers to organize data exchange between applications within HealthKit, of course, with the permission of the user. For example, applications Nike +, which will involve NikeFuel, will be able to gain access to the underlying data HealthKit, such as information about the sleep mode and power to create a custom user profile and increase the effectiveness of training.

Family Sharing

Apple introduced iOS 8

In iOS 8 now has a "Family Access", which brings together six devices with different accounts to share purchases, sharing of some functions, pay for content with a credit card, as well as cost control. Due to the "Family Access" you can install applications, download music and movies from one account, easy to share photos, reminders and calendar entries.

Apple introduced iOS 8

Probably one of the most important innovations for families - parents can create Apple ID for children with a "Ask before you buy" for permission to any purchase. If a child wants to buy the paid game, application, or pay for in-game currency, first he would have to obtain consent from a parent - it needs to commit the transaction to the "main" smartphone or tablet in the family.

iCloud Drive

Apple introduced iOS8

iCloud Drive allow secure storage, access and edit documents of any type from all your devices. When you make edits on one device becomes the latest version of the documents is available on all your devices with iOS, computers, Mac, Windows and online www.icloud.com. In fact, it is about getting access to the files in the cloud, which can be opened in any of the available applications, not only in the programs where they were created.

Corporate users

Apple introduced iOS 8

For the corporate sector an opportunity to create using iOS 8 new model for mobile working staff. Operating system offers enhanced security features and improved control functions, as well as new tools to work effectively c improved data protection critical embedded applications, the ability to customize the absence of answering, information about the availability of colleagues in planning meetings and customizable alerts Thread Notifications for conversations in Mail.

Interactive notice

Apple introduced iOS 8

One of the most important innovations of iOS 8, borrowed from one of the popular alternative magazine tweak Cydia - interactive notifications. Now users can not just run the application by clicking on the desired banner, but also to interact with it, for example, to respond to a text message while in the browser to accept the invitation or the calendar from the lock screen.

Apple introduced iOS 8

It is possible that third-party developers also get opportunities to work with interactive banners, for example, the presentation showed that you can put on Facebook "Like", and not only respond to messages.

Renewed application Mail

Apple introduced iOS 8

The standard e-mail client appeared gestures that allow flick of a finger mark messages unread or put them on the box. In addition, Apple has introduced a tool that allows you to edit embedded images and add comments to them.

Apple introduced iOS 8

The most convenient feature - you can now switch between the window and the list of message writing letters, if there is a need to clarify some information, but to keep an unfinished letter to drafts too long and tedious. If necessary, a new message window can be minimized to the bottom line, and do other activities to restore the touch of a draft.

Multitasking bar

Apple introduced iOS 8

Apple has decided to do a little more functional multitasking bar with cards last running applications. Now at the top of the screen will also have contacts with whom you have recently interacted with people and the chosen people. One click on the photo, you can start a conversation or call.

Siri

Apple introduced iOS 8

As it was rumored, Siri integration with Shazam received and is now able to recognize the voice command after the tracks that play next to the user. In addition, the voice assistant can now run voice command «Hey, Siri» instead of using the Home button at the expense of continuous speech recognition. Another new feature - buy content from the iTunes voice commands. Russian language support in Siri has not appeared, but iOS 8 now supports dictation in our country to enter text voice.

New Search Spotlight

Apple introduced iOS 8

Enhanced capabilities now allow Spotlight search not only on the device, but in Wikipedia, news, and on the ground around you. Most importantly - search now also supports content shops App Store and iTunes Store.

New application photos

Apple introduced iOS 8

In iOS app 8 "Photo" function "Photo Archive iCloud» open access to all the photos and videos anytime and anywhere. The application can automatically align the horizon, and using intelligent editing tools, you can quickly adjust the brightness and color, or turn on the individual tools for fine-tuning.

BETA software iOS SDK 8 and are available now to developers participating in the program iOS Developer Program. iOS 8 will be available in the fall in the format of free software updates for users of iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2, iPad display Retina, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini display Retina. In other words, compared with iOS 7 stopped maintaining only the iPhone 4.