On June 2, 2014, Apple finally took the wraps off its new mobile operating system, the iOS 8 at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. It is in line for the final release in the fall of this year when Apple will release its next generation iPhone 6. Anyhow, today we bring you a match of iOS 8 Vs iOS 7 to let you know what Apple brings new in iOS 8.
First off, let’s talk about the look of both versions. Honestly, we don’t see any difference between them. But there’re some minor changes found in iOS 8 like notifications now have become more interactive; you can reply to your texts and Facebook messages simply tapping on the notification without need to open the app individually. But in iOS 7, we need to open the relevant app to answer the notification we get from that app.
In iOS 8, there’s a new Double-tap function that’ll bring you a new multitasking interface. There you’ll find a list of the most frequent contacts from where you can easily call, text or video call to your pals. While in iOS 7, tapping on the Home button simply gets you to the home screen.
The Mail also gets changed in iOS 8 but the layout is same as found in iOS 7. The later includes swipe gestures to make your mail experience more cozy. In iOS 7, you have to stick with Apple’s default keyboard while iOS 8 lets you use 3rd party keyboards like Swiftkey and Swype.
Camera app doesn’t see any improvement expect a few new shooting features like Time Lapse and Panorama mode is now getable on iPads. Photos interface also gets a revamp in iOS 8 that now shows more photos on the screen.
With a new feature Handoff in iOS 8, users can interact with their Macbooks or iMacs running the latest OS X Yosemite. Means, you can see the same webpage on your iPhone that you’ve opened on your Mac and vice versa. It works with Safari, Mail, Numbers, Pages, Keynote, Messages, Maps, Calendar, Contacts and Reminders.
One thing in iOS 8 that’s being discussed largely around the tech society is Apple’s all-new Health app. It’s the first move of Apple to cover health issues. As its name suggests, it tracks everything that is required for being fit. It collects your health data from variety of 3rd party iOS apps showing heart rate, blood sugar level, calories burned, sleep patterns, cholesterol and many more in one place. For more about Apple Health app, click here..