The much awaited iOS 8 Beta version is finally released with a great enthusiast. The version at the moment is just for the developers in order to do user acceptance testing of the operating system. The final release of the new version of the operating system is expected somewhere around 3 months from now.
Historically, Apple always releases its new operating system with the release of its new phone. Therefore, this time, it is expected that the iOS 8 and iPhone 6 will be released together by September this year. This time is ideal to discuss the features of the new iOS version which is not kept as a secret at all by Apple.
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Some of the main and exciting new features of iOS 8 are:
- Third Party Keyboards – Apple finally included the much needed third party keyboards in the new iOS 8. Once the new operating system will release, then you will be able to freely download the apps like Swiftkey, Fleksy etc for your Apple iPhone and also for the iPad.
- Camera updates in the iOS 8 – Since iPhone 5, the camera of the phones were just spectacular. But with iOS 8 comes the exciting new Time Lapse feature which will enable the user to capture a scene over a certain period of time. An example can be the capturing of the stars that pass over your home.
- Maps – The maps of the previous versions were also well accepted by the users and were more than useful for most of the people on the road. Further, this time iOS 8 is coming with exciting new modifications in the Maps of the iPhone. One exciting new Map feature would help you locating your car in case you forgot that where exactly you parked in the car park.
- Customized Control Center – The control center of the iPhone this time can be fully customized as per the user requirements and preferences. The users now will be able to edit, switch toggles, etc and can make them more useful and handy for them via control center of the iPhone.
- Split Screen for Multitasking – The iOS 8 is coming with the split screen feature which will allow users to do multitasking on the same screen. According to the critics, this feature is more suitable for the iPad user and is nothing less than revolutionary. Now, the users would be able to run 2 different apps on the same screen. Further, the users may also drag and drop an item from one app to another running on the same screen. Isn’t it wonderful?
- Sharing Feature – This exciting new sharing feature will also going to be a part of iOS 8. Now your family members, friends, colleagues, etc. can easily see the pictures that are on the device of another person in your group. This feature needs you to set up your friends and family lists on your phone and then you can share photos, music, video, and apps amongst them. This feature can only include 6 members maximum.
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Factually, iOS is the best Apple platform on the scene so far. It has covered several limitations of the prior version with great inclusion of new features as well. The user using the iOS 8 would definitely feel a significant change as compared to the earlier iOS platforms.