YES, say the experts. Although there is nothing new in saying that iOS 8 has been one of the most awaited iOS update, the newest additions to the iOS – HealthKit, HomeKit and Apple Pay definitely made iOS 8 worth a wait. The new iOS 8 update is not much different to the iOS 7 with a flat design interface; but as Apple says, it comes with ‘deeper’ changes along with an overall cleaning up of the interface. So what’s new and amazing that makes iOS 8 worth the upgrade?
Path-breaking iOS 8 Features
With 360 million iPhone users worldwide and growing, iOS 8 promises to take the journey to the next level. From enhanced security features to robust extension; and from intuitive messaging apps to sophisticated Camera functionalities, the new iOS 8 also comes with a superior Map functionality with Siri and enhanced Privacy features.
However, what makes iOS 8 the ‘BIGGEST UPDATE’ from Apple since the launch of App Store is its foray into the Healthcare sector. The Health App from iOS App promises to revolutionize the way health and fitness information is perceived, with state-of-the art activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and other health and fitness apps. Also crucial is iOS 8’s introduction of Apple Pay that will redefine mobile payments and mobile eCommerce.
- Notifications are swiped down from the top screen and the “Missed” category goes out. Changing what’s in the Control Centre still isn’t allowed and can only be revealed by swiping up from the base of the screen.
- With the absence of Control Centre and Notification Centre post restarting an activated phone, not only are you unable to activate the Airplane mode, you cannot even activate Siri that is set to work from the home screen.
P.S. This security measure will work as a great deterrent against iOS device thefts, because as soon as the stolen phone is turned off, gets blocked till your unique passcode is used.
Family Sharing: iTunes Purchases Made Easy
Family Sharing feature in iOS 8 allows up to 6 people in your household with ease share each other’s purchases from iTunes, iBooks, and the App Store. It also helps access to each other’s music, movies, TV shows, books, and apps; besides keeping up with each other’s photos, calendars, locations, and more – all done without having to share your Apple ID and password.