What makes iOS 8 the world’s most advanced mobile operating system?
It’s the details. The innovations. The complete experience. It’s the fact that you can now see (and edit and organise) every photo you take on all your devices. That you can add your voice right there in a text message. And that your health and fitness apps can now communicate with each other, with your trainer and even with your doctor.
We’ve also provided developers with deeper access and more tools. So some of the most amazing features in iOS 8 are being created right now. You’ll have new keyboard options and even more ways to share your content. And you’ll be able to use iCloud and Touch ID in ways you never have before.
Here’s a preview of some of the things iOS 8 will do for you so you can do more than ever.
Every photo you take. Now on all your devices.
Every photo, every edit, every album now lives in your iCloud Photo Library, easily viewable and consistent on all your devices. Automatically. The all-new Photos app makes it simpler than ever to find and rediscover your favourite photos. And you can make every shot look even better immediately after you’ve taken it with powerful new editing tools.Learn more
Details make the experience. These details make it brilliant.
In iOS 8, you’ll find a convenient new way to respond to notifications. Helpful shortcuts to the people you talk to most. And time-saving features for managing your mail. All of which make the experience of using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that much better.Learn more
Our smartest keyboard ever.
iOS 8 makes typing easier by suggesting contextually appropriate words to complete your sentences. It even recognises who you’re typing to and whether you’re in Mail or Messages. Because your tone in an email may be different from your tone in a message.Learn more
Sharing with your family comes naturally. Now it comes to all your content.
Family Sharing makes it easy for up to six people in your family to share each other’s iTunes, iBooks and App Store purchases. Whenever one person buys a new song, movie or app, everybody gets to share. It’s also easier than ever to share family photos, a family calendar, locations and more.Learn more
Any kind of ﬁle.
On all your devices.
The good news: you can work on any file, anywhere. The bad news: you can work on any file, anywhere. That includes presentations, PDFs, images and more — straight from iCloud. On whichever device you’re using, including your Mac or PC.Learn more
An entirely new way to use your health and ﬁtness information.
Now your activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and other health and fitness apps can talk to each other. Which means they’ll be able to work even harder for you. And all the information is accessible in one easy‑to‑read dashboard.Learn more
iPhone, iPad and Mac. Connected like never before.
Things are about to get even better for people with multiple Apple devices. Now you can start an email on one device and seamlessly continue on another. And iPhone owners can answer phone calls on their Mac or iPad, and even send SMS messages from any of them.Learn more
Brighter than ever.
Sometimes you’re looking for a contact or an app. Sometimes you’re looking for answers. Spotlight now gives you suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, trending news and more. It’s even smart enough to recognise context and location to offer you the most relevant information.Learn more
Just wait until you see what app developers do next.
iOS 8 is the biggest release for developers since the introduction of the App Store. We’re giving them new tools to extend the reach of their apps and opening up new opportunities for them to take advantage of iCloud, Touch ID and more. Which means you’ll soon see exciting new apps with capabilities that were never possible before.Learn more