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Apple Unveils iOS 8 With iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features, Health App and More

Apple Unveils iOS 8 With iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features, Health App and More

Posted June 2, 2014 at 7:28pm by iClarified
Apple has officially unveiled iOS 8 with the new iCloud photo library, Messages Features, Health App and More

Apple today unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users incredible new features and developers the tools to create amazing new apps. iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience, including iCloud Photo Library, allowing you to enjoy your photos and videos more easily across your devices; new Messages features to easily share voice, video or photos with just a swipe; and an entirely new Health app that gives you a clear overview of your health and fitness data all in one place. iOS 8 also includes predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard; Family Sharing, the easiest way to share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household; and iCloud Drive, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.

Apple Unveils iOS 8 With iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features, Health App and More


“iOS 8 offers simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use your device with incredible new features like iCloud Photo Library, a new Messages app, the QuickType keyboard and an entirely new Health app,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We’re also giving developers amazing new tools to make managing your health and your home from your devices an integrated, simple and secure experience.”

iCloud Photo Library
In iOS 8, the Photos app and iCloud Photo Library give you access to all of your photos and videos anytime, anywhere. Your photos are easy to find and are organized consistently across your enabled devices. The Photos app can automatically straighten horizons and with smart editing tools, you can quickly adjust light and color or access individual tools for deeper fine-tuning. With iCloud Photo Library, every adjustment and effect is automatically updated across your devices.

Apple Unveils iOS 8 With iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features, Health App and More

Messages
Conversations in Messages become more immersive with the ability to communicate with just a swipe. Tap to Talk allows you to share your voice and the same simple gesture also works for sharing videos and photos within Messages. Group messaging now gives you the ability to add and remove contacts, leave a conversation and the option to not be disturbed. Users can easily browse through all of the photos and videos within a conversation and share multiple photos and videos at once. You can choose to share your current location from within Messages for an hour, a day or longer.


Health
The new Health app gathers the information you choose from your various health apps and fitness devices, and provides you with a clear and current overview in one place. iOS 8 offers developers the ability for health and fitness apps to communicate with each other. With your permission, each app can use specific information from other apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness. For example, the Nike+ apps using NikeFuel will be able to pull in other key HealthKit metrics such as sleep and nutrition to build a custom user profile and improve athletic performance.

QuickType
New predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard is smarter and more personalized, and intelligently takes context into account, such as who the recipient is and in which app you’re typing. QuickType understands the way you communicate, suggesting favorite phrases, so you can write entire sentences with just a few taps. What the keyboard learns is encrypted on your device and never sent to the cloud.

Family Sharing
iOS 8 introduces Family Sharing, making it easier than ever to communicate and share purchases, photos and calendars within the same household. Family members can browse and download each other’s iTunes, iBooks or App Store purchases. Up to six members can participate, each with their own Apple ID. Parents can create Apple IDs for children, which includes Ask to Buy, requiring parental permission for purchases. Family Sharing automatically keeps everyone connected by creating a shared family photo stream, shared calendar and provides an option for locating family members and their devices.

iCloud Drive
With iCloud Drive, documents of any type can be safely stored, accessed and edited across your devices. Make edits on one device and the most up-to-date version of your documents will be available across all devices, whether an iOS device, Mac, Windows PC or on www.icloud.com. iCloud Drive brings a whole new level of collaboration between apps, providing seamless access and the ability to work on the same file across multiple apps.

Enterprise
For Enterprise, iOS 8 builds on the new IT model for a mobilized workforce by improving the way users are informed of how their devices are configured, managed or restricted. iOS 8 offers expanded security and management improvements as well as new productivity features, including an expanded level of data protection for key built-in apps, the ability to set your out of office response, see your colleague’s availability when scheduling a meeting and support for configurable Thread Notifications in Mail.

Additional iOS 8 features include:
• design enhancements that build off the stunning interface of iOS 7, bringing interactive notifications, quick access to key contacts, the ability to quickly switch back and forth between the inbox and drafts in Mail, as well as intelligent suggestions;
• extended Spotlight capabilities that give you results beyond what’s on your device, including articles from Wikipedia, findings from the news and results from places nearby; and
• greater continuity between iPhone, iPad and Mac, including Handoff to start an activity on one device and finish on another, along with Instant Hotspot and the ability to make and receive calls and send SMS and MMS messages from your Mac or iPad.

iOS 8 is available to all developers starting today. It will be available to the public starting in the fall.
Supported devices include iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.

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gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 4, 2014 at 12:25am
That's exactly why you can change what you don't want or ignore it, but anyway we have jailbreak but as for osx maybe apple can keep the old style or add the dock and icons to the list of things you can customize with like the current one, mavericks.
THui
THui - June 3, 2014 at 10:49pm
I don't like that people have to bash others for what they like or what their opinion is. Let's be more civilized. I totally agree with Troll Hater. U have to look at the big picture for everything. In Apple's case, they can careless about market share but care only about profit margins. That is why their products are more expensive. Plus, it is not about whether a feature or product is the first to launch, but QUALITY. Apple doesn't normally want to rush things and come out with bad quality in their product. Plus, most most of the stuff that they copy aren't patented or they would be sued for everything.
Chris
Chris - June 3, 2014 at 8:45pm
All this features have been on Windows Phone and Android OS for about two years now. Sorry Apple but your market share will go down faster than expected.
Aslan
Aslan - June 3, 2014 at 7:28pm
Installed iOS 8 Beta but can't see the Quicktype? It is not available on my iPhone 5!!! Any help?
Mike Power
Mike Power - June 3, 2014 at 5:14pm
would've, could've, should've it's so apple, I moved on to a better world, no more iphone for me.
Great!
Great! - June 3, 2014 at 7:43am
If it is true that kitkat take up rate is only at 9%, then I think android will implode soon. It appears that most of the take up is only due to sale of new phones that have it pre-installed! That means manufacturers are treating their own hardware as throw-aways. They don't care if you don't upgrade. They can't be bothered to push out android updates quickly and smoothly. They just want you to buy the next hardware upgrade. That's why having and OS and hardware created and supported by separate companies with different agendas won't give you the best of both worlds.
Woz
Woz - June 3, 2014 at 9:27pm
You do realize that Google Services handles most of the updates for Android anyways, so which version of the OS doesn't really matter because everything is done through Google Services.
Great!
Great! - June 4, 2014 at 12:06am
So only 9% of android phone users want to upgrade to kit kat? Or are you saying Google Services isn't working properly? Or maybe you're wrong? Or maybe 9% of devices is all kit kat can run on?
Jerome HENWOOD
Jerome HENWOOD - June 11, 2014 at 6:16pm
Keep me informed
MissingInovation
MissingInovation - June 3, 2014 at 4:15am
I still vote on playing catch up. Slowly losing the feeling that I need to jb my phone. In other words I have had almost all of this stuff already. Someone else already figured it out 2 yrs ago and Apple is just now adding it in. Hoping the new iPhone announcement has something exciting because this one was a letdown.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 3, 2014 at 6:00pm
Oh yeah show us your bright idea for iOS after 20 new thing have been made for it, like what else it there left.
MissingInovation
MissingInovation - June 3, 2014 at 4:15am
I still vote on playing catch up. Slowly losing the feeling that I need to jb my phone. In other words I have had almost all of this stuff already. Someone else already figured it out 2 yrs ago and Apple is just now adding it in. Hoping the new iPhone announcement has something exciting because this one was a letdown.
Woz
Woz - June 3, 2014 at 5:10am
Oh wow so basically what you are saying is that Apple is copying developers from the jailbreak community and not giving them credit. Isn't that just a kick in the pants.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 3, 2014 at 5:43am
Same thing goes for google and all pirated spyware/malware apps and games in the play store wox. At least apple gives developers a chance to actually do something with their apps in the App Store.
MissingInovation
MissingInovation - June 3, 2014 at 6:16am
Yes I want apple to work closer with what users prefer. If these mods had been popular in the jb community for quite some time why wait so long? Pretty much saying either come up with your own stuff fast or copy the jb community faster. It just seems silly half the time when I am like sweet new features and then damn.... If apple does a good job at the change then I don't have to install x mod. For people that don't mod I'm sure there lists are awesome though.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 3, 2014 at 8:14am
Did you watch the keynote? The developer part? The various new things they've added for developers in the SDK will change iOS astronomically. I think it was the highlight of the keynote. It's only the beginning in my opinion. Look at the overall big picture and what the future holds. Not just the little things. Like most people do. They're finally opening up the OS and letting developers add features/access to various apps and hardware that nobody ever thought apple would allow. They're actually listening to what developers and customers are asking for. It's not just about the new iOS 8 apps they announced or showed off yesterday. They are amazing in there own right, but there's so much more they didn't talk about or show on stage. Think about the possibilities now with the new developer features for coding, the new metal coding advancements for gaming, cross app integration and adding third party features to work with the hardware and iOS. These new features plus the integration with the M7 or future M8 processor, and the new Advanced 64 bit A8 they'll release soon. Among other things they'll integrate into the iPhone 6 hardware. It's only going to get better. The possibilities are endless. The way I look at it, android has some catching up to do when it comes to real development and working with developers like apple does. Not just throwing features in for features sake and to be first. Google rushes a lot of the features they add to android, among other things they've developed, announced and then eventually canceled or products that flopped. Remember the amazing Chrome pixel? All just to say they did it first. I agree some iOS features could have come sooner but why rush stuff, just to be first like the others do. Ya apples announced features first and some after others, but the difference is they work and people actually use them daily. How many features released by google or the others really take off, become big and are actually used by people on a daily basis like apples apps and hardware features are? Samsung's rushed fingerprint scanner for example. They rushed it and put it in the S5 just to say they had that feature too. Look how that's worked for them! They say their products are so much better and superior but if they are why did they just fire the guy that Was the head of developing and designing them? Again, How many people actually know about certain features these companies release, or will ever actually be able to use them because of the horrible fragmentation and lack of device updates by carriers and manufactures. Most of the apps on google play can't be used because the majority of devices people own don't support them. That's one reason I personally switched to the iPhone and other apple products. I was sick of the false promises google and the others have made. That's why I love what apple does. They actually take their time with useable features and their products, along with free supported updates. It's what makes them different. They actually care about the products they create and their customers. I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd switch, but I did and I'm never looking back. In the end It's not all about just what features apple adds. The developers are a big part of it too.
Woz
Woz - June 3, 2014 at 9:19am
So Apple is copying Google with the developer stuff now.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 3, 2014 at 9:47am
Exactly what are they copying Woz? Can you elaborate?
MissingInovation
MissingInovation - June 3, 2014 at 5:53pm
On the dev side it is sweet.... But on the Apple side it's still the same stuff to me. They made the platform and the devs might give it some more life. So second year in a row let down for me and we will see where the devs take this. Maybe this time next year my opinion will have changed. Almost everything apple introduced I have had working cross platform for quite some time. It was not spoon fed to me and many might not even be able to figure out how to get it working... So for them this is nice. For me there is always next year if someone else doesn't beat them to my next want first.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 3, 2014 at 5:59pm
Oh yeah show us your bright idea for iOS after 20 new thing have been made for it, like what else it there left.
MissingInovation
MissingInovation - June 3, 2014 at 6:32pm
Really about all I would add is ways to start taking back android users. I don't need my phone to do anything else for me. Until their hardware is seriously upgraded on the health front I have other devices that work flawless already. What I would really love is if more enterprise situations would fully support apple products. Have a windows 7 computer just so I can work from home and get tech support. Total turn off and let's it sit in my mind that for me this can't be the end all be all brand despite how well it usually works. So add that to the list of iOS... Promoting enterprise support... I would he excited about this.
MissingInovation
MissingInovation - June 3, 2014 at 6:32pm
Really about all I would add is ways to start taking back android users. I don't need my phone to do anything else for me. Until their hardware is seriously upgraded on the health front I have other devices that work flawless already. What I would really love is if more enterprise situations would fully support apple products. Have a windows 7 computer just so I can work from home and get tech support. Total turn off and let's it sit in my mind that for me this can't be the end all be all brand despite how well it usually works. So add that to the list of iOS... Promoting enterprise support... I would be excited about this.
Ios user
Ios user - June 3, 2014 at 3:53am
Most New features on ios 8 already on android time ago. I feel dissapointed year over year.
m_thoroughbred
m_thoroughbred - June 3, 2014 at 1:21am
This has to be the best update to date for iOS period. Messages, mail, extensions, keyboards (finally) it's going to become harder and harder for jailbreak developers to give a reason to jailbreak.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 3, 2014 at 1:24am
Thank you my thoughts exactly, this might all well be the best update ever.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 3, 2014 at 1:25am
What update though is complete without iOS 6 icons Dock Siri and every built in app design to go with it?
Woz
Woz - June 3, 2014 at 5:04am
Didn't they already have all that stuff on Android years ago? Just another example of Apple copying everybody else. Swiftkey should sue apple for predictive texting. And my that I mean actually predictive texting not the crap Apple has been using.
DarkSide
DarkSide - June 3, 2014 at 5:19am
WhatsApp's CEO is pretty pissed off that apple stole several of their features too. Hypocritical crooks.
Woz
Woz - June 3, 2014 at 5:39am
And whats the marketshare that Apple has over Android? Oh that is right. Android phones outsell Apple phones all over the world. The android operating system is fantastic. Its very stable and fast. I have the HTC ONE and it beats the pants off of any iPhone. You want to know why? Because the screen is actually big enough to see on it. Oh and because I have an HD screen. Do you? Exactly.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 3, 2014 at 9:55am
You're wrong Woz. Like I said before ¾ of the android phones sold are outdated junk hardware and software. There's proof to back that up. Look it up. And the numbers Samsung and others releases are shipped numbers not sold? They actually come nowhere close to the numbers you think. Yes they do sell more but, apples making twice as much as all of them combined.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 2, 2014 at 10:25pm
Some of y'all don't have a clue of new, the mail part is really useful with text and getting pictures without exiting a message, but gestures can come in handy, metal for 3d graphics performance beefs up the chips' performance, continuity for keeping things going across ANY device for on the go, all the health parts that will soon run on the phone that normally run on seperate parts, extensions, family cloud, photo filters that balance part of the picture for perfect looks. OMFG all these blew me off the universe.
Woz
Woz - June 3, 2014 at 5:13am
The health stuff? Doesn't Samsung already have that? Samsung should sue Apple.
DarkSide
DarkSide - June 3, 2014 at 5:22am
Apple is the one that goes and sues over nonsense but it's quite alright for them to do it.
Woz
Woz - June 3, 2014 at 9:33am
The only reason that Apple makes so much profit is because they are selling old technology at a premium. That is why they and Beats Audio make such a great fit. They are both companies that are experts in getting people like you to believe everything they say without actually trying something that really works.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 3, 2014 at 10:57am
And by the way I've tried them all. Windows before Mac. Windows phone, android and even webOS before switching to iOS and the iPhone/iPad. I never thought I'd buy a Mac or iPhone. I'm glad I did. I've never been less stressed. Unlike the many years of headaches with viruses and malware on windows. And the same with android. And not getting the software updates on brand new android phones was the last straw. And you say apples using outdated technology.
THui
THui - June 2, 2014 at 8:09pm
Seriously, I think there may be a lot more new features to ios 8 that they might not have announced. It has happened in the last few major software updates and that could be the case again
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 2, 2014 at 8:15pm
I agree T Hui. They're probably saving a few things for the iPhones 6 keynote. Features that will take advantage of the bigger screen. They always hold a few things features back for the new iPhone released after WWDC.
THui
THui - June 2, 2014 at 8:22pm
Then again, those features might only apply to the IPhone 6 cause those features might only relate to the bigger screen.
THui
THui - June 2, 2014 at 8:28pm
I know most people aren't really impressed with this new iOS update, but if u look at the big picture, it does bring in some features that are very useful for loyal Apple customers and that they never had before. It makes it easier to use as well.
Imri
Imri - June 2, 2014 at 10:52pm
Lol in every new iOS version I mean in big number like 1,2,3 ,4,5,6,7,8 there are 200 new features apple don't announce
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 2, 2014 at 11:28pm
Because they make new ones to add, once you have done so much success with the last, why stop there, but having every last feature on one os would make apple run out of ideas like that.
Disappointed
Disappointed - June 2, 2014 at 7:52pm
Looks like Apple is still playing catch up. Gone forever are the innovative days of Apple.
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 2, 2014 at 7:56pm
Looks like trolls are still playing educational games, long live the days it was great
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
Playing catch up? Really? You gotta be joking. Did you even watch the keynote? Did you not see the advancements made for developing? People like you fail too see the big picture. And how many android phones are running kit kat again? Exactly! Enough said!
iHA69
iHA69 - June 2, 2014 at 7:38pm
Ya this was nothing really. These should've been small updates to iOS 7. Nothing really amazing here. Sucks....
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 2, 2014 at 7:57pm
Were you expecting iOS 6 icons like me, but that's why there is jailbreak.
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Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 2, 2014 at 8:11pm
So many people like you overlook the big picture of it all. It boggles my mind. Let me guess you just scanned over this article and didn't watch the entire keynote? There's so much more involved with it than what you see here. The advancements for developers will open up iOS more than you can realize. And androids kit kat is running on what percentage of phones again? Exactly!
k0rg
k0rg - June 2, 2014 at 7:35pm
What are the 22 new supported languages in siri?
King
King - June 2, 2014 at 7:34pm
I was expecting a lot more than this. Nothing blew my mind away
gamerscul9870
gamerscul9870 - June 2, 2014 at 7:58pm
Seriously you haven't even tried it.
meeee
meeee - June 2, 2014 at 8:08pm
did you watch the keynote or you are just reading feature overview? because this is prolly best update they had, they opened up so many extensions.
Nitro Junkie
Nitro Junkie - June 2, 2014 at 8:25pm
Exactly meeee. They're failing to see the big picture of it all. The advancements for developers will change everything. It's only the beginning. What they announced will change iOS forever.
Asd
Asd - June 3, 2014 at 1:01am
But then again its not wrong to say that it doesnt impress a common user (not developer) like me for now. Maybe in future. But thats still future.
John
John - June 7, 2014 at 10:23pm
I mean seriously - they've introduced a new code language!!!
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