That's it?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by robjulo, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    I thought after the iOS7 paint job iOS8 would be big (at least that is what the spin was). This was really underwhelming.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    This was big. Not really on design side, but big on functionality and developer side of things. Finally bringing a lot of things people have been looking for for years now.
  3. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Hmm. Isn't this a hardware year, and NOT a software year...? :rolleyes: We got quick reply. I am HAPPY!
  4. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2011
    It's pretty big from a developer angle, and this is a developer conference after all; new APIs, new programming language, widgets in the notification center, etc.
  5. Puonti macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2011
    Hardly. HealthKit, HomeKit and Extensions alone are huge.
  6. stuffradio macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    I thought it was pretty exciting. Maybe if you're not a developer I can see it as boring.
  7. boobie12 macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2012
    i really don't know why you expected that, the main thing this year will be the 6. Bigger software changes usually occur during the s cycle. I.e iOS 7(big overhaul) and 5s,and, iOS 6(nothing really big) and the 5
  8. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    Well I was hoping for a payments integration announcement. That was a rumor that didn't pan out
  9. robjulo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Because iOS7 was a paint job and the spin at that time was Ivey simply didn't have time and just wait for iOS8.
  10. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    iOS 8 has a TON of things.. sounds like we are all getting trolled here.
  11. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    And now iOS 8 brought various new features/functionalities to go along with the new paintjob.
  12. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2009
    Custom keyboards
    Major openess in the whole platform (notification center, touchid, inter app communication etc etc)

    The big changes are going to come from the developers in the coming months after iOS8 is released
  13. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2013
    Exactly! People were cribbing for quick replies, swipe keyboards, extensions!! App to app talk!!! ..well let's see ppl whining now!

    I have 1 issue though.. They haven't made it any easier to delete individual messages in the messages app... Still would have to go through the holding and pressing more :(

    Best innovation is calling and SMS from Mac !!!! Freaking blows your mind!!! Let's see android and windows doing it!!!!
    "I do read your emails" -Tim cook !!! Loved it!!!
  14. robjulo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    A couple of simple questions.

    Can I Reply All to an email and attach a file yet (without a workaround). If not, let's not brag about Enterprise until I can do something that basic with my team.

    Can I save a document to a central repository that other apps can open and modify or am I still sandboxed for fear grandma wont be able to figure out something so complicated.
  15. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    No way, this is huge. Seven focused on the UI and this is features and polish. You can't expect your life to be changed each and every year. That said, this offers much more than seven did. Just because it doesn't look different doesn't mean you aren't receiving a sub-par update. And it's free...
  16. Cod3rror macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2010
    From a developer side, it's huge.

    From the user side, I agree, it's not much. It'll become big though when developers start using those APIs and kits.
  17. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    This is was definitely a developer presentation. :( Can't wait to see it in action, but knowing how devs work on iOS, it'll be next year before we see any real apps making use of the technology. I have a ton of apps still waiting on background downloading/uploading for pete sakes.
  18. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    Fixed that for you. :p
  19. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    Really? I think this was just as big (or more) than iOS 5 which was the biggest update.

    Also, remember there's a slideshow on the keynote where Craig said there's even more to iOS 8 (Which I will read when the keynote is available on Apple's website).
  20. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

    May 15, 2014
    I was exceptionally pleased with OSX 10.10 and it's new design/features.
  21. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    Said no one in this sub-forum. :D
  22. carjakester macrumors 68020


    Oct 21, 2013
  23. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    I can send SMS from my computer via my Android phone via MightyText browser extension and have done for like a year, dunno about voice calling though as it's not something i've looked into. Nice improvements to iOS though definatly moving in the right direction.
  24. parseckadet macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2010
    Denver, CO
    You can count on the MacRumors forums for the annual "underwhelmed" comments. Apple could give everyone on the planet a free gold bar and someone would be here saying they were underwhelmed. Move on folks.
  25. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2013
    You might be able to with iCloud drive. Not sure if it requires internet though if you're working locally.

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