At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 2, 2014,  iOS 8 was released for developers. In the Keynote speech iOS 8 was given a large amount of time. The final release date of the new OS for general public is rumored to be around October 2014. Before WWDC Speculations circulated around the release of iOS 8 and Apple’s new wearable device instead of iPhone 6 but Apple has not confirmed anything yet.

 

 

Enhanced Photo App

With simple but powerful new Photo Editor and integration of all edited and saved Photos to iCloud Photo Library new Photos App will bring ease for customers looking for photo editing viewing and taking back up of photos. You can also hide images from Photos app.

Seamless Integration of  iPhone, iPad, and Mac Files Using Handoff

With Handoff you will be able to continue working on a same app across different Apple products. Handoff can be used with Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts.

iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive lets you safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud and access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.

Improvement in Spotlight Search

Spotlight now gives you suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, trending news, and more. It’s even smart enough to recognize context and location to offer you the most relevant information.

Health
Health Kit App is based on the same idea which was behind Passbook that integrates and presents information from different apps regarding Coupon and tickets. Health Kit will bring in data from Nike and the MayoClinic App and present it in a simple single dashboard.

Location based lock screen apps

If you are an App junkie and you have tens of apps that cover some screens this iOS 8 feature will help you a lot. This new feature will make certain apps appear in the bottom left corner of the lock screen based on where you are at a particular time.

iOS 8 compatible Devices:

Here are the devices that will be able to upgrade to iOS 8 and use some of its amazing features.

iPhone 4s iPhone 5 iPhone 5c iPhone 5s iPad 2 iPad 3rd generation iPad 4th generation iPad Air iPad mini iPad mini with Retina display and iPod touch 5th generation.

Overall iOS 8 is getting a lot of positive feedback from developers and it seems like a very good move in stopping the world domination of Android.