In their last event, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and Apple iWatch. But the day wasn’t all about hardwares, they also unveiled the latest iOS 8. This is the successor of iOS 7 and is currently available for developers.
iPhone 6 comes preinstalled with iOS 8 but the older phones will need an update either via OTA or via the iTunes.
iOS 8 will be a free download and will arrive on 17th September 2014 for the public.
Some iOS 8 features.
- Healthkit which will give you detailed logs of your daily fitness.
- Third party keyboard support.
- Homekit will help automate your home.
- Interactive notifications.
- “Hey, Siri” to activate Siri handsfree.
- Better Spotlight Search.
- Improved Photo and Camera apps.
- Family sharing.
- Seamless interaction with Mac.
- Improved messaging.
iOS 8 supported devices.
The list of supported device is very satisfactory:
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPod touch 5th Gen.
- iPad 2
- iPad with Retina display
- iPad Air
- iPad mini
- iPad mini with Retina display
Even before you begin, make sure you backup everything. This is guide that will help you with that : Complete guide to mobile backup.
The following is an Infographic that will help you out with the iOS 8 update. (Click on the image to view larger version)
Some tweetable facts:
1. 72% of people chose to upgrade to iOS 7 within a month of its release. [tweet]
2. ~20K+ people lost their data after updating to iOS 7. [tweet]
3. Apple no longer supports the iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4 and former. [tweet]
4. Download firmware updates from www.apple.com. [tweet]
Thanks to Christine from Wondershare for the Infographic.
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