Posted On June 3, 2014 By In Design, Mobile, Top Stories

Quick Preview of iOS 8 Features


At the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) event yesterday, Apple unveiled its new mobile OS,  iOS 8. The OS comes with a host of new features and additional improvement to the former. Here’s a quick look at some of the iOS 8 features


iCloud Drive

The iCloud Drive app allows users to synchronize app files across all their devices. its kind of like the DropBox.

icloud drive


QuickType Keyboard

The new keyboard helps users to accurately predict what their next word might be.  iOS 8 also gives room for the use of third party keyboard such as Swipe and SwiftKey

. Quicktype-keyboard



The messaging app wasn’t left out as users can now directly send audio and video messages just like the likes of WhatsApp and others.



Family sharing

This is a feature that lets up to six users share a variety of stuffs from App store purchases to photos and user location. These are just to mention a few. There are still other new features like the HealthKitand HomeKit.



The OS is said to be available this fall. Only the beta version is available now for developers to work with.


The new iOS 8 can be updated on the iPhone 4s upwards, the iPad 2 upwards but in the iPod line up, only the iPod Touch 5 will get the update.

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