iOS 8 is now official, marks a decisive step forward towards a more open Apple
The notification bar received quite some love
Multitasking gets a nudge
Apple is opening up
The new QuickType keyboard borrows a page from Android with word suggestions, and goes farther still.
Say "Hello, Siri!"
7. Finalflash (Posts: 1600; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Now we wait to see the bugs and security flaws this stuff will introduce. Android went through this phase half a decade ago and has gotten over it. When iOS 7 was released half the bugs centered around using control center to get past the security and this will add to that fire.
11. oldhamletman (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)
all this stuff has been on Windows Phone from the beginning and totally sandboxed, so no security threat
18. Finalflash (Posts: 1600; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
That is just because of the "Mac OSX" effect (I coined that just now). Basically since no one is using that OS no one is trying to find or is able to find the vulnerabilities and essentially they gain the "no virus" status. Not down playing WP, but that is how it works in real life (Apple didn't see the control center bugs in beta either because a small group is still limited).
45. sgodsell (Posts: 1112; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
With WP you only have one keyboard and that is it. You can't even change it on the latest WP8.1.
20. buccob (Posts: 1373; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
So iOS users will soon have their devices making decisions for themselves... and answer accordingly...
QuickType... soon QuickThink
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32. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7771; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Lol I don't think so. I usually agree with you, but damn you're wrong here.
14. Ashoaib (Posts: 1583; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
So how many features apple copied from android? Wow thats called an innovation...
37. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4058; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Apple has never innovated, more like copycats.
63. eldyagustius (Posts: 125; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
installing third party keyboard in android is an usual thing. installing third party keyboard in ios is an extraordinary thing. appreciate it guy! LOL
42. wilsong17 (Posts: 838; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
i love how apple fan be like gs5 is all color but this is not colofour
61. Kjayhawk (Posts: 287; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)
Really this update is no greater than the last 6. iOS 7 was just a sucky upgrade that no one liked.
3. Anshulonweb (Posts: 305; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
worst ios update ever..... no fresh and new features.... it seems like more of ios 7.2 ...
25. shuaibhere (Posts: 1303; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
ios 7.2??? doesn't sound good..
Why can't they name it ios 7s??
Fits perfectly with their name scheme..
40. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4058; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Who cares, let it remain how it is.
The good news will be, they will be jumping ships.
Apple should've been gone years ago.
4. jb4674 (Posts: 139; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Another useless feature that will suck the battery from the iPhone.
5. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
lmao. INNOVATION. I just would like to see how many idi0ts would consider this innovation. I spend my day making fun of apple people and I'd have even more fun talking about the INNOVATIONS.
28. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)
lmao hating? h*ll yeah I hate apple. and I feel sorry for c0neheads like you. in ios 7 you could switch off the wifi easily and access the CALCULATOR in a blink. lmao now you can type quicker in messages lmao. #FreakinDinosaurs
34. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2543; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Omg wow. I just gave a +1 to The13thKing's post!
57. darkkjedii (Posts: 10636; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Wouldn't you rather spend your day making money, or with a chick? What's wrong with you dude? I wouldn't tell people that's how I spend my day man, sad.
6. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 165; Member since: 25 May 2014)
LMFAO. Welcome to Android circa 2011, iphone users. Maybe by 2018 you'll get bt file transfer.
52. androidrulez08 (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 May 2014)
I like android but have you heard of something call "AirDrop"? It uses bt and wi-Fi protocol to transfer files.... Granted it only works with iOS devices but they still have it
66. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Yea and prevents music pirating, and as an artist that makes his living running a label, and releasing music, I appreciate that! xD
13. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 165; Member since: 25 May 2014)
Yeah, would've been even better for them years ago. When Android users were already enjoying those features LOL.
Seriously, those poor souls didn't even have group messaging? LMFAO are you kidding me? LOL.
55. networkdood (Posts: 6264; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Remember, the first iPhone did not have MMS or copy and paste - so, that is no surprise...
9. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3959; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
If they announce something like the Blocks concept that was shown a few days back, I will get the new iPhone with a larger display without hesitation. I just can't give up widgets. This is really impressive so far, it's just missing that one thing.
15. koko1 (Posts: 93; Member since: 03 Dec 2013)
apple=cpoying samsung, lg, google, snapchat, whatsapp
16. shead202 (Posts: 40; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)
So basically Apple took Kit Kat 4.4.2 and rewrote it into iOS.
but hey... THEY HAVE WIDGETS NOW! IT only took nearly a decade!
22. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
And multiple keyboars! Let's not forget those
46. sgodsell (Posts: 1112; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
Widgets are only in the notifications and not the home screen.
19. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2794; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Apple has embraced data gathering on a massive scale with "health kit" and sending all sorts of information to your physician (which also means to your insurance company, to the government, etc.)
Also their partnership with Mayo Clinic, an organization that does not focus on preventative medicine, is ethically and morally questionable.
21. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
IOS 9 features to be introduced on google IO 2014 :)
36. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
No! no! no! iOS 9 features was already introduced on Google I/O few years ago! :D
23. Mreveryphone (Posts: 38; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)
I still don't trust apple... Not hating just dealing with real world experiences. The other day my girl needed me to take her to her interview, she pulled up the directions on her 5s and we were on our way... Well we ended up at the wrong building but the guy in the phone told us we had arrived. The address we put in the phone and the address on the building were not matching up. I put the same address in my Android and we arrived at the correct building... It's 2014 and they still can't get it right... Even after copying Android smh
24. TheNeighbor (Posts: 88; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
You mean they still do tapping letters for writing stuff? No swiping texting yet? Still 2007 to me.
26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2794; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
On the whole, it looks like there is lot of useful new stuff for the iOS platform in iOS 8. I'm impressed with the breadth and scope of this iOS update.
27. c.hack (Posts: 496; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Love watching the droid trolls keep whining about iOS getting better and better.
If iOS was truly copying droids it would need to crash every day, take 5 minutes to load apps, and come preinstalled with 8 GB of crapware and malware.
Have fun, GoogleNow is watching everything you do and everywhere you will go. and so are all the hacker that loaded malware on your droids.
29. Tsoliades (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
38. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
So you say that Android Aapp developers are better coders thsn iOS app coder? I think it is iOS problem not app developers!
30. RoundhouseMcGee (Posts: 165; Member since: 25 May 2014)
I think you're confusing "whining" with "pointing and laughing at the drones eating this s*** up and pretending these features haven't been standard on Android for years".
Hope that clears things up for you!
50. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
No one denies that these features were standard since years for Android. But now they are also standard for iOS. You can make fun of it as much as you want, but iOS has improved and is closing the feature gap to Android. Your comments won't change that. And your comments won't change the fact that the more Apple closes that gap, the more other aspects of the two competing OS will matter, like user experience and feature implementation. And that is where Apple is very strong.
44. jeff327 (Posts: 12; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Ha Ha,. You really do not believe anything you just said do you? I will give you the benefit of the doubt as you cannot be that naive. So, I will believe you were being sarcastic, lampooning the typical I phone user. Very funny c.hack. Good one!
53. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Member since 2009, might as well be posting from 2009.
I would take each claim and counter it...but its not worth it. All I will say is its time to step out of 2009.
31. DogeShibe (Posts: 191; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)
Such innovation , much amaze , very idroid , wow.
39. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2794; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
After looking through some other sites covering the keynote, I am impressed with how much Apple has copied from Android.
In a purely pragmatic sense, all this copying is good for Apple users as their OS will soon be better.
Morally, it shows how bankrupt Apple is. Every single Apple patent should be dismissed due to Apple's rampant copying.
It is proof positive that Apple is nothing more than a thief in the night with a friend at the patent office.