Apple’s iOS 8 is here and packed with several updates for your everyday applications. With increased convenience and exciting new touches to spice up your mundane daily routines, only time will tell if this new software update is everything it’s hyped up to be.
Snap a picture like how you normally would and this time with iOS 8 its simpler than ever to search, organise or edit any photo from your library. Type in either the date or location of a specific picture and with smart suggestions, you’ll find it in no time. Choose to fine tune your photos down to the highlights and shadows or pick one of the beautiful in-built photo filters.
Time-lapse videos can now be shot on the iPhone itself. Want to capture the beauty of the sunset? Let your smartphone do all the work, just sit back and enjoy the spectacular view!
The messages app also underwent a huge revamp, it allows users to send instant audio and video recordings and has an added group chat function.
Interactive notifications also allow you to respond to them without leaving the app that you’re in. In the usual multitasking interface, you will now see an added feature which shows your favourite and recent contacts. Simply tap on any one of your contact’s icon to start a chat or to call them.
With just a few taps you can type full sentences. iOS 8 predicts what you’re likely to say and suggests various words you usually use to help you complete your sentences. This function also adapts to your casual typing style so no need to worry about your texts looking way too formal. With the help of third party developers, the swipe function is available on the keyboard.
The new spotlight search also intelligently considers factors such as your location and suggests nearby locations based on your search. This software update also helps to keep all your Apple products in sync at all times.
This update also works best on the new iPhone 6/6 plus, so if you’re using anything older than an iPhone 5, it’s better to stick to the software your iPhone’s running on as this update requires 5GB of free space and would cause the older iPhones to lag.
When it comes to iOS 8, we’d say patience is definitely is a virtue. It would be best to wait till iOS 8.0.2 is released, as some iPhone users were left unable to make or receive calls and use the Touch ID function after updating their iPhones.
Don’t fret, as Apple plans on releasing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue in the upcoming weeks.The wait for Apple’s coolest software yet will surely be worth it!