I dont really see any new features?!

Justin33

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I saw the photos look different and the camera has time-lapse and burst mode but everything else seems the same. Help me understand what's new here!! iphone 5s
 

ipooed

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There isn't too many! I guess that's why it baffles me as to why there is so many bugs in this release
 

matttye

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You can install custom keyboards. Notification centre can contain widgets. Apps can use touchid. Apps can use interactive notifications (eg quick reply to messages by sliding down the notification banner). Apps can now share files between each other. + lots more...look on the Apple website.
 

BasicGreatGuy

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In the middle of several books.
There are a lot of new features in iOS 8. Whether you like them or will make use of them is another story.

If you want to know what all the new features are, look over the release notes etc. There is also a video by a MacRumors staff member on the front page highlighting several of the new features.
 

Justin33

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You can install custom keyboards. Notification centre can contain widgets. Apps can use touchid. Apps can use interactive notifications (eg quick reply to messages by sliding down the notification banner). Apps can now share files between each other. + lots more...look on the Apple website.
Hmm.. ok. I saw some new wallpapers. That's cool.

So all these new widgets, are they just going to drain my battery?
 

theBostonian

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I was looking forward to the increased functionality of the keyboard that I saw in the keynote but it seems that that is solely reserved for the iPhone 6 in landscape mode and not, as one might expect, an iPad in landscape mode.

Hopefully some developer can add that functionality into their keyboard and I can use that instead of stingy Apple's.
 

Justin33

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Yes, they are all out to eat your batteries
But they must not eat my batteries! The Queen Zema (formerly a whore) from planet Zolar made my battery special just for me, then informed the battery-assembler-peasant at Foxconn when they built my phone. It was a special order phone from the Zolar Galactic Assembly Committee.

Damn.
 

Mabus51

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There's also the Medical ID card on the lock screen. Click on Emergency to see it
 

apolloa

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Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
Well, in Safari when you have lots of reloading tabs, I mean tabs open then you can drag them from one end to un-hide them, a feature they have pretty much ripped right off Chrome on Android :rolleyes: but hey ho, shame the tabs don't stop endlessly reloading link in Chrome.
 

EJ8

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What exactly are you people expecting? Apple can't reinvent the phone and OS every 12 months. Nor can Android or any other one.

Read this: http://www.imore.com/ios-8-review

When you're done come back and give us your thoughts on whether there is anything new.
 

matttye

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What exactly are you people expecting? Apple can't reinvent the phone and OS every 12 months. Nor can Android or any other one.

Read this: http://www.imore.com/ios-8-review

When you're done come back and give us your thoughts on whether there is anything new.
Most of the announced features are either missing or don't work properly.

1. iCloud Photo Library - not there for many people;
2. HealthKit - all apps that used it pulled at the last minute;
3. iCloud Drive - not yet implemented in any apps as far as I can tell.

Not many apps updated yet to take advantage of the new features. I've only had about 3 updates since iOS 8 dropped so I'm guessing the app store is getting hammered.
 

thaifood

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Most of the announced features are either missing or don't work properly.

1. iCloud Photo Library - not there for many people;
2. HealthKit - all apps that used it pulled at the last minute;
3. iCloud Drive - not yet implemented in any apps as far as I can tell.

Not many apps updated yet to take advantage of the new features. I've only had about 3 updates since iOS 8 dropped so I'm guessing the app store is getting hammered.
iOS 8 has been out for less than a day. Let the developers work and get things sorted with the new APIs...
 

geeshiet

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Although I do like the simplicity of the iPhone and how quick it is. But i'm beginning to realize that i like diversity and freedom more. I like android and iPhone.. And i dont know what to choose. I'm stuck guys help me
 

sumsingwong

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This update contains hundreds of new features, including the following:
Messages improvements
Tap to Talk to send your voice, a video or a photo with just a swipe
Group messaging options to name a conversation, add a contact, remove a contact, or leave a conversation
New details view with Do Not Disturb, location sharing and attachments view
Photos improvements
Smart editing tools to adjust light and color with a swipe
Fine-tune controls to adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows and more
Search by date, location, or album name or use smart suggestions
Smart albums for Slo-mo videos, Bursts, Panoramas, and Time-lapse
Third-party photo filters and editing tools supported directly in Photos
Your photos and metadata from iPhoto will be migrated to Photos. Books, Journals and Slideshows will be converted to albums containing only photos. iPhoto for iOS is not supported on devices running iOS 8 or later.
Camera improvements
Time-lapse mode
Capture timer
Adjust exposure with a simple nudge to lighten or darken a photo prior to capture
Burst mode on front facing camera on iPhone 5s
Panorama for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display
QuickType keyboard
Predictive typing personalized to your writing style, and customized based on the recipient and the app
Predictive is available in English (Australia, Canada, UK, US), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Thai
Third-party keyboard support
Health
New Health app with easy-to-read dashboard of health and fitness data
Ability to share health data with apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness
Add a Medical ID with information about allergies, medical conditions, and more with the option to make accessible from the lock screen
Available on iPhone and iPod touch
Family Sharing
Share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases with up to six members of your family.
Pay for family purchases with a single credit card and approve purchases by children with Ask to Buy
Easily share family photos, a family calendar, locations and more
iCloud Drive
Store all your documents in iCloud and access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC
Share the same file across multiple compatible apps
Edits you make on one device update on all your devices automatically
Continuity features so your iPhone, iPad, and Mac work together more seamlessly
Handoff to continue what you’re doing as you move from one device to another
Make and receive calls and send and receive SMS or MMS messages on your iPad or Mac
Instant Hotspot to automatically use your cellular connection to get online with your other devices
AirDrop compatibility with OS X Yosemite
Available on iPhone 5 or later, iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation)
Spotlight improvements
Displays suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, movies (US only), popular web sites, App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store
Safari also supports Spotlight suggestions alongside Top Hit and search suggestions
Supported for local languages in US, UK, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland
Mail improvements
Easily jump between drafts and your inbox with a simple swipe down on the draft
Intelligent suggestions for Calendar events and Contacts
VIP threads
Siri improvements
Improvements to responsiveness, reliability and accuracy
“Hey, Siri” option to initiate Siri using just your voice when your device is plugged in
Streaming voice recognition
Works with Shazam to answer “What song is playing?”
Purchase content from iTunes Store
Safari improvements
DuckDuckGo search engine support
Private browsing per tab
Subscribe to RSS feeds in Shared Links
Use Camera to scan and enter credit card info
Maps improvements
Flyover city tours
Maps place cards in Phone and Contacts
Inline map view and travel time notifications for Calendar events
App Store improvements
New Explore tab for easier category browsing
Top trending searches displayed in Search tab
Scrolling search results
App video previews
Editors’ Choice badges
Quick access to key contacts in multitasking view
Interactive Notifications for Messages, Mail, Calendar, Reminders and enabled third-party apps
New Tips app to help you do more with your iOS devices
iBooks app built into iOS, now with auto night mode and new organization for book series
Podcasts app built into iOS
Battery usage by app
iCloud Keychain can use saved website passwords to easily sign in to associated apps
FaceTime Audio call waiting
Rich text editing in Notes
Peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback
Enterprise features
Expanded data protection to Calendar, Contacts, Messages, Reminders, and Notes in addition to Mail and 3rd-party apps
Per message S/MIME email controls
Improved UI to make it easier for users to understand the remote management of their device
Automatic reply for Exchange
Free/busy lookup for Calendar invitations
MDM Managed books can be automatically pushed to users
Accessibility features
Redesigned Zoom with one-handed control and multiple zoom modes including picture-in-picture
Built-in timer and Touch ID support for Guided Access
Speak Screen to read out contents of the screen via gesture or Siri command
VoiceOver improvements including Alex voice option and Braille input support
Multi-device support for MFi hearing aids to seamlessly switch from one paired iOS device to another
Features for China
Vector-based maps
Turn-by-turn navigation
Lunar calendar support
Improved predictive input
Improved weather data
Expanded language support
Dictation support for 22 additional languages: Croatian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
New keyboards for English (India), Bengali, Filipino, Marathi, Slovenian, and Urdu
Hindi localization
Definitions of a selected word for additional languages: Russian, Portuguese (Brazil), Thai, Turkish
Spanish-English bilingual dictionary
Spell check for Turkish
Hebrew language support for Text to Speech and VoiceOver
New developer capabilities including
Extensibility, giving apps new sharing options and the ability to create widgets, photo filters and editing tools in Photos, and 3rd-party keyboards
Metal, a new graphics technology for game providers to bring console-class 3D games to mobile devices
SpriteKit and SceneKit for improved 2D and 3D games
HealthKit, so health and fitness apps can share their data with each other
HomeKit, a new way for you to control supported devices in your home using Siri
Touch ID support so you can sign in to third-party apps with just your fingerprint
CloudKit, offering a complete and scaleable back-end solution helping developers eliminate the need for writing server code and maintaining servers
Bug fixes
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
 

apolloa

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Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
This update contains hundreds of new features, including the following:
Messages improvements
Tap to Talk to send your voice, a video or a photo with just a swipe
Group messaging options to name a conversation, add a contact, remove a contact, or leave a conversation
New details view with Do Not Disturb, location sharing and attachments view
Photos improvements
Smart editing tools to adjust light and color with a swipe
Fine-tune controls to adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows and more
Search by date, location, or alb.....................
and no multi user accounts support :rolleyes:

Sorry, couldn't resist.
 

sumsingwong

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Dec 15, 2012
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There are updates to apps that take advantage of the new API's in iOS 8 available in the Appstore already. I have 2 new keyboards now. Swiftkey and Fleksy. They work flawlessly.
 
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