Well yesterday was a pretty damn exciting day all round with all the announcements at the WWDC keynote. With a stream of new releases and features coming from Apple, our team at iCloud Login were practically wetting ourselves with excitement.
Hello iOS 8
This update is absolutely epic! There is such incredible design features here, our minds are blown! Based on iOS 7 and the success of that update, iOS 8 builds on and redefines some of the best features we’ve just got used to.
“iOS 8 is a giant release. It also has incredible developer features, so you can extend your experience and build apps that you couldn’t do before”
Tim Cook, CEO
Some Features We’re Excited About
- Enhancements for both iPhone and iPad
- Refined notification centre
- Interactive notifications
- Double tap access to your favourite people
- Detection of other devices – This will allow quick set up of a hotspot for your iPad or iPhone or take calls from your iPad or Mac
- Share location within messages to find friends
- iCloud Drive – this has been specifically designed to make it easier to share documents across apps and devices
- Increased iCloud storage tiers to 1 TB
- Device Enrollment Programme (for company devices)
- Tap to talk video messaging
- Expanded data protection
- VIP Threads
- Health Kit – single place for all apps to contribute to your health and activity
Check out this great video from the WWDC keynote to get more hands on demonstration of iOS enhancements:
Bye Bye iPhone 4
As with all great technology enhancements, it comes at a price. iOS 8 will not support any phone prior to the iPhone 4S, but we expect there will be lag on this device. But if you’ve got an iPhone 4, it just won’t work at all. Technology has moved on, and the iPhone 4 just hasn’t got what it takes to operate such groundbreaking technology.
Which Devices will have iOS 8 Support?
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5C
- iPhone 5S
- iPad 2
- iPad with Retina display (3rd & 4th generationss)
- iPad mini
- iPad mini with Retina display
- iPad Air
- Fifth-generation iPod touch