iOS 8 Preview: our first look at the new features and improvements in Apple's OS
Lock and home screens, Spotlight Search, Siri
Messaging and QuickType
Camera and photo editing
1. chistoefur (Posts: 63; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
Even though lots of these features have been available for years in other OS's, it's still nice to see them here, and see them executed nicely. With a larger screened iPhone coming soon, it's pretty compelling now.
But It's gonna take more than that to drag me away from Android.
7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
My iPad is still running on 7.0.6 due to jailbreak. Thinking about selling it and getting a M8 on Friday. :)
8. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 440; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
Apple is definitely closing the gap to the point where I'm no longer looking at iOS as an antiquated operating system that would be absurd for me to use. Android is still packing more of what I want though.
37. Marienx (Posts: 20; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Fack Samsung and Apple. They've been having a troll marketing and trolling each other for so long they are on a race of their own. There will be a time Samsung drops Android for Tizen and will be a 3 way race between them and Google. With the new speculated Silver I believe Google would go on by itself. and lets make one thing clear... If Google never provided Apple with apps when it was released, the iPhone wouldn't be where it is now and not mentioning Samsung since it is rather too obvious.
53. Lampriya (Posts: 218; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)
It's not fair to compare ios with Android. ios was born to please elite class people and Android was to attract users with their gimmicky useless features.
59. hurrycanger (Posts: 1289; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)
gimmicky useless features, including those features on iOS 8 which Android has had for a while?
63. Daftama (Posts: 575; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Hahahaha sometimes I wonder how people don't see the wrong in themselves such hypocrites... It's innovation because Apple made lol......
64. artorelis (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)
I agree completely. It's nice to hear all those rumours about 5.5 inch screen iPhone but they still need to do more to drag me away from from Samsung's "big boys" such as Note 3. :-)
2. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Man..what can I say. I've had these features on my Android phone for a while now. I'm so upset that Apple finally integrated them into iOS. I don't really know what I will do now to release all these anger inside of me. I guess i'm off to the gym to do some deadlifts while screaming "Android Rules!!!" in every rep.
66. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 440; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)
I didn't arrive on the internet yesterday, I know. I'm just surprised you didn't recognize that I was doing the same thing.
44. gnotch (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Dec 2013)
and that will do nothing but have everyone looking at you like you're crazy.
3. Gamas_K (Posts: 61; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
"Hey, siri"? Are they copying "Ok Google" and "Hi, Galaxy?
6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Ironic how Apple sued Samsung for Siri yet they blatantly copied Google and Samsung with the voice activated phrase.
22. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That crappy S-Voice is a blatant, and horribly implemented copy of Siri.
27. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I said the voice activated phrase, not S-Voice itself jedii. :)
65. artorelis (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)
Don't use this s-voice from samsung. It's a crap. Instead of it use Google voice (Google now).
12. Sauce (unregistered)
Lets not forgot who copied Siri to begin with.
13. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Refresh my memory, Google worked on Google Now for five years before Siri was officially released by Apple.
15. ojdidit84 (Posts: 417; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
It wasn't Google, but it was definitely Samsung. The reason I stayed away from Samsung for so long is because they blatantly copied Apple since the GS1, especially with their ridiculously half-baked redundant "S" services.
21. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
S-Voice bites. I don't even use it, I use google now instead.
25. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
For what it's worth, Siri just now got vocal on commands. How could Samsung have copied Apple with "Hi, Galaxy" if Apple wasn't doing "Hey, Siri" until iOS8?
29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
How is S Memo a copy of Notes on any of the Apple Products? S Health?
70. ojdidit84 (Posts: 417; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
My lord you people take things so much out of context. His comment was "who copied Siri to begin with" after all. I was obviously talking about s-finder/translator/voice. Things that are already provided by Google in Google Now/Translate/Search and S-Voice was a definite half-assed attempt at competing with Siri. I love my Note 3, but I uninstalled those 3 for the simple fact that they suck compared to what's already provided. S-Note/Health are fine for what they are and were created to work with features that are provided on their phones/smartwatches/S-pen, in-house developed and not attempts to copy and put out a half-assed clone to compete with Apple or Google.
People need to learn to pay attn to context around here instead of just jumping because someone said something about their beloved company they hold undying allegiance to.
39. Sreddy (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
lol, 5 years, and apple came out before it :/ whose the lame one now
im sure that apple didnt spontaenous release siri one morning, dont kid yourself my friend
41. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
No, they spontaneously bought it tho.
Google Now is more in house developed than Siri. Shows too, with Google Now almost wiping the floor with Siri for results when they both launched.. I ...hope...Siri is better now.
43. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Google developed their own, Apple purchased their own. Big difference.
45. Sreddy (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
the difference matters now :/ product is out, both virtually merely the same thing .. they developed, they purchased, its not like both of them didnt invest anything on it, one time one maybe more money..
47. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
So what's your point then? How is it lame to develop the program yourself so that it works incredibly well? If you're going to hate on it, at least have a sensible reason for it.
48. Sreddy (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Point is how lame is google for working for all those years and yet apple gets it out before them, and here all the droid fans nagg, aww google called it first. what incredibly well lol? apple bought it and integrated it incredibly well also lol.
50. PBXtech (Posts: 983; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Google built it the way they wanted it to work, and it worked extremely well. Nothing lame about that.
Apple purchased Siri, and it wasn't perfect when they integrated it. Many who used Siri before it was Siri say Apple actually reduced it's capability when they integrated it. That's not really lame though either, Apple wanted it to function a specific way so they altered the original program.
What is lame, is you not being able to give credit where credit is due. Google could have purchased a program like Siri, they have far more than enough cash available to do that. They decided to make their own, a respectable approach.
Both companies buy other companies and programs. And both companies produce their own software. Neither avenues are lame.
54. shuaibhere (Posts: 1673; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
But apple bought it just a year before releasing...so google was working on GOOGLE NOW even before apple new there is something known as SIRI exist...
61. AfterShock (Posts: 2962; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
just a bait post and books for bottom of the bridge again.
I guess after the shame of iOS, he has to lash out.
36. sprockkets (Posts: 1359; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Nobody copied Siri. Siri was going to be on android and was already on ios. Apple bought Nuance and put the app to pasture for android and for everyone else not on the iphone4S.
49. -box- (Posts: 3878; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Remember that siri was developed by outside companies, including Nuance and DARPA, and apple bought it and neutered it.
55. shuaibhere (Posts: 1673; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
There where many voice assistants in android before siri came out...
5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
There's nothing that Apple brought that makes me want to jump from Android.
9. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Lol dude you're not starting to troll are you? Don't jump from android, why would you leave an awesome platform like that. Simply use both, I do. Nothing will make me leave iOS, but android will always be my #2.
11. Sauce (unregistered)
He just wants to GTA….Gym Tan Android.
31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Actually, no. I plan on buying a iPhone 6 when it releases, but there's nothing from making me update my iPad Mini 2 to iOS 8 Beta or getting an iPhone 5S right now. Android will always be my #1, and Iafter playing around with the 1520, I think I might give it a go.
40. Sreddy (Posts: 91; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
if you love one os so mch, y do you wana jump lol :/
sell your ipad, buy a m8! if you dont like apple or ios, dont use it
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I think that I will not be updating to the Beta version, I will wait for final release and then update. Will be interesting to compare it with Android. :)
14. TheNeighbor (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Once Apple provides a model with an active Wacom digitizer and a replaceable battery, I'm sold in letting go of my Note 3. With these features close to the Android experience of stuff I find convenient like text Swiping, battery and active digitizer are the only big things that are stopping me from getting Apple devices.
16. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
People are not really getting how big this is, it's okay. It took four year for some to understand how big the iphone was. WWDC '14 changes EVERYTHING. Just another example of Google having all the pieces necessary to make a Lego Ironman for a few years but not going the whole 9 yards to complete the piece and then Apple comes along and makes a better looking Batman
20. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
iOS 8 does look beautiful, doesn't it.
23. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
It does look nice but the visual overhaul was really meant for iOS7. This time they added functionally that's superior in every way, esp when you have a Mac. Dude it's HUGE. I know guys here will take long to notice it but it's huge. Apple really wasn't sitting on their butts this whole time. I think the Apple we used to know is back Darkk.
24. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
It surely does look nice, the iOs8
Can't wait for September for Apple to release the IP6. Surely will be buying that.
Androiphone20, what does that mean?
28. darkkjedii (Posts: 12619; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
So do I, and I love it. I can't wait to use this on the new iPhone.
33. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Man, that's awesome and it's just the half of it. I think I'll be getting a new Mac, maybe a MBA if it gets an upgrade. My rMBP works great but idk Yosemite deserves a new machine. Continuity sweetness this fall.
32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Idk if you've actually noticed, but everything that's in iOS 8 now has been available on my Sensation 4G three years ago. Step in the right direction, but since I'm used to the features, it just didn't "wow" me as much as it did with you daily iOS users.
34. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
it's going to take a lot for you to notice, that's all I can say to you. You're just looking at the tip of the iceberg.
51. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Trust me when I say I'm still disappointed. Nothing exciting was announced yesterday that I'm not already used to. Simply Apple playing catch up that's all.
58. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Well, so I'll just have to say don't find yourself underestimating Apple on this one. Eddy Cue wasn't spewing vaporware when he said Apple is going to unveil the "best lineup he's seen in 25 years". As a developer you could see it in this year's WWDC and it's big.