WWDC 2014: Apple Unveils iOS 8

Apple took the wraps off of iOS 8 at its WWDC 2014 conference in San Francisco today, continuing iOS 7’s penchant for flat and simple design.

iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite share a host of connectivity features, allowing Yosemite users to receive iOS 8 notifications on their desktop, activate WiFi hotspot on an iPhone directly from the desktop and even reply to iMessages from the desktop.

A new keyboard makes an appearance in iOS 8, dubbed QuickType. QuickType will learn a user’s typing patterns which will improve auto-correct suggestions. iMessage users will now be able to mute or leave selected threads, share user locations and access audio and video with a swipe. Media shared in a message will be grouped together in a single thread for easy access.

Borrowing from Snapchat, Apple has included the option of adding a shelf life to iMessages. Messages in iOS 8 are able to disappear based on a user’s preference.

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image credit: The Verge

  • vikings football

    “borrowing” from snapchat, or copying?

  • K

    Glad to see Apple reinvented the keyboard…oh wait, that has been on Android for a while now? Never would have thought with the way Apple loves to bash Android.

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