Among the numerous improvements and additions Apple is brining to iOS 8 are a slew of new camera modes and settings including timers, focus and exposure settings, as well as developer access to manual controls.
While not mentioned by name during Apple's WWDC keynote on Monday, the company is rolling out a Wi-Fi voice calling feature in iOS 8 when the operating system launches this fall. T-Mobile has confirmed the iPhone function will work on its network.
Major changes are coming to the virtual keyboard in iOS 8, as Apple has added a new predictive typing feature that attempts to guess what your next word might be, letting you choose from a total of three options.
Apple on Monday announced third-party developers will be able to access Touch ID in iOS 8, the company's fingerprint security hardware and software solution that has been limited to first-party apps since its launch last year.
When iOS 8 launches on iPhone and iPad later this year, users will be able to install their own third-party keyboards, custom widgets for Notification Center, and new extensions that will enhance functionality in Safari.
Apple's dedicated Photos application will be making the leap from iPhone and iPad to the Mac early next year, giving users the ability to view all of their pictures synced with iCloud, which will also see a price cut with new, cheaper cloud storage plans.
While taking the wraps off of iOS 8 on Monday, Apple showcased a broad array of new features for users, including interactive notifications, a faster and smarter text entry system dubbed "QuickType," and enhancements to Messages that will improve group texting.
With three days to go until Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off, one research firm found iOS 7 adoption rose to new levels in the U.S. and Canada as with iPhone and iPad users continue to upgrade ahead of an expected iOS 8 announcement.
Apple looks set to continue the OS X Mavericks surf motif in iOS 8, as banners for the company's next-generation mobile operating system have started to appear at San Francisco's Moscone Center with an aquatic background.
A new feature that would allow iPad users to display and interact with two applications simultaneously is said to still be headed for iOS 8, but Apple may not be ready to reveal it at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, according to a new report.
Apple's next-generation mobile operating system may give iPad users the ability to run — and view — two applications at the same time, thanks to new multi-app split screen support, according to a new rumor.
Testing of Apple's anticipated next-generation operating systems — iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 — continues along at a steady clip, new traffic data shows, ahead of the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, where both products are expected to be unveiled.
A report on Wednesday claims Apple is looking to incorporate a song identification feature into its upcoming iOS 8 operating system, possibly as part of Siri, and is working with Shazam to roll out the capability.
Chinese microblogging site Weibo lit up Thursday after images purporting to show Apple's next-generation iOS 8 with new mobile versions of OS X's TextEdit and Preview apps — as well as the rumored new "Healthbook" application — surfaced alongside fresh claims of a new 5.7-inch iPhone.
Apple's recent mapping-related acquisition spree is expected to bear fruit in the next generation of iOS as the company's mapping team is said to be preparing a new transit direction feature and significant improvements to the maps' underlying data.