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#1 ians18

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 05:33

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"Huge for developers. 
Massive for everyone else."

-Apple.com

 

Some features not in the spotlight as much:

  • Shazam with Siri
  • Auto night mode for iBooks
  • Rich text editing in Notes
  • Purchase iTunes content with Siri
  • In Case of Emergency card
  • RSS feeds in shared links
  • iBooks built into iOS
  • 'Hey Siri' for hands-free car use
  • Instant burst mode for camera
  • Private browsing
  • WiFi calling
  • Braille keyboard
  • Flyover city tours inside Maps app
  • Separate focus and exposure for Camera app
  • Panoramic photos on iPad
  • Improved zoom for accessibility
  • Battery usage by apps
  • Travel time notifications
  • Vector maps and navigation for China
  • 24 new dictation languages
  • iBooks show books in a series
  • Touch ID to exit from Guided Access
  • Camera timer
  • FaceTime call waiting
  • Time limits and countdown timer for Guided Access
  • Lunar calendar support
  • More language support for dictionaries and keyboards for increased localization
  • Alex voice for accessibility
  • Multi-device support for
  • Speak screen
  • Tips app
  • DuckDuckGo support in Safari

 

I think ios 8 as usual has stolen many features, yet has some useful ones like interactive notifications and siri's "hey siri" feature.




#2 bithush

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:22

What I really like from the keynote yesterday is how well iOS and OS X are going to be integrated. It will be a truly continuous experience by the looks of things. Very cool.



#3 Dinggus

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:27

What I really like from the keynote yesterday is how well iOS and OS X are going to be integrated. It will be a truly continuous experience by the looks of things. Very cool.

 

Not going to lie, makes me wonder if I'll go back to an iPhone because of how everything is integrated. I just like Android as a phone.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:29

I think it's one of their best releases, it not simply for the features but the potential that they're enabling through extensibility.  Third party keyboard is a big deal.



#5 bithush

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:56

Not going to lie, makes me wonder if I'll go back to an iPhone because of how everything is integrated. I just like Android as a phone.

 

After the keynote I was thinking "god damn I kind of want an iPhone again". The problem is I also want a Macbook Air (when it gets a retina display). I love my Android phone but only really because it is bigger than the iPhone 5s. Hopefully the iPhone 6 will be a nice 5" phone with a decent battery. I much prefer iOS over Android and with all of these integration bits coming it is looking like a really nice setup. Steve Jobs would be very happy to see all of the integration finally happening so cleanly and transparently. They did a great job if it really does works as in the demo.

 

I really wish Windows Phone worked with Windows so well. Microsoft keeps going on about how great the integration is but it just isn't and it needs a lot of work which I don't think Microsoft will have ready any time soon.



#6 Dinggus

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 07:50

After the keynote I was thinking "god damn I kind of want an iPhone again". The problem is I also want a Macbook Air (when it gets a retina display). I love my Android phone but only really because it is bigger than the iPhone 5s. Hopefully the iPhone 6 will be a nice 5" phone with a decent battery. I much prefer iOS over Android and with all of these integration bits coming it is looking like a really nice setup. Steve Jobs would be very happy to see all of the integration finally happening so cleanly and transparently. They did a great job if it really does works as in the demo.

 

I really wish Windows Phone worked with Windows so well. Microsoft keeps going on about how great the integration is but it just isn't and it needs a lot of work which I don't think Microsoft will have ready any time soon.

 

I like how they are finally opening up iOS some what. I love swyping on my Nexus 5, and I love Nexus 5. I like how it's open. I like widgets on my main screen like the weather one, and I also like smartwatches.

 

Does FB Message chat heads pop up on iOS like they do on Android?



#7 Denis W.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:00

Does FB Message chat heads pop up on iOS like they do on Android?

 

There are chat heads for now in the main FB app, but they can't appear outside the FB app unlike Android... if I'm not mistaken.

If you've installed the Messenger app, there are no heads anywhere. (And that'll be the default soon given FB is phasing out its in-app chat.)



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:43

Using iOS 8 now, its actually REALLY snappy considering its early stages. Loving it so far. The new keyboard is amazing :)



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:53

Downloaded iOS 8 a couple of hours ago and am loving it so far. The mac integration doesn't affect me as I'm a Windows user, but they have a host of new features that are amazing, like Shazam integration with Siri and the improved keyboard.



#10 Denis W.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:58

Using iOS 8 now, its actually REALLY snappy considering its early stages. Loving it so far. The new keyboard is amazing :)


Does the keyboard still retain the shift key styling from 7.1? To this day I'm still confused by whether it's active (white) or not (grey) when it was the other way around in 7.0.x.

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:07

Does the keyboard still retain the shift key styling from 7.1? To this day I'm still confused by whether it's active (white) or not (grey) when it was the other way around in 7.0.x.

 

Shift key activated:

 

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Shift key deactivated:

 

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:22

Looks like i'm going to have to upgrade from my iPhone 4 :(



#13 Dinggus

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 10:04

Looks like i'm going to have to upgrade from my iPhone 4 :(

 

Are you gonna wait for the new iPhone?



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:00

Depends on how the final version will look before i cast my vote.

 

Bored to ###### and back of iOS7 so hoping its a complete overhaul, if not ill be getting rid of my iPhone

 

Screenshots would be nice to those who have already installed it? :)



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 11:05

Is iOS8 in open beta like Yosemite will be?  Or is this iOS devs only?

 

The proximity detection between iOS and Yosemite is ground breaking for me.  I've missed so many calls when my phone is in another room charging because my phone is always on silent due to always forgetting to change it after work, having them automatically routed to my Mac will be incredible.