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iOS 8 vs iOS 7 visualized: here's what has changed

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iOS 8 is finally here, and you guys sporting an iPhone, iPad, or even an iPod touch (5th gen) can go ahead and download the update right now. Yep, that's the beauty of Apple's ecosystem.

Now, it's pretty cool that users from all around the world can now get their hands on Apple's latest mobile platform, but we've already said in our review that there are many major changes in iOS 8 that aren't visible right away. To learn more about those under-the-hood improvements in depth, reading our review will be your best option. However, exactly how does iOS 8 build onto the solid foundation that iOS 7 was? Well, Apple has done some pretty neat things improving some aspects of the system's functionality that were already available in some form. That would mean that in iOS 7, we already had some nice notifications, but in iOS 8, Apple has taken things further by introducing new functionality and depth! Go ahead, check out the following gallery to see what we're talking about!


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posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:47 8

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Can't wait to get home from the gym, and download it. iWeek has officially started, camp time tomorrow, and Fridays the "big" day.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:56 7

13. maherk (Posts: 3464; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


When someone wants others to believe their lies, he keeps on mentioning them over and over again thinking that people will end up buying it, and guess who is ALWAYS trying to sell us the I am camping on the 19th story?

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:11 6

18. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Why even waste your time posting something like that?

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:28 3

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


128 6 plus king.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:14 3

30. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Yea, that comment was to your stalker DJ.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:33

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I figured that king lol. I mean what's the big deal, thousands do it.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:36 9

21. Wiencon (Posts: 1814; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I think you meant over 50 Android trolls on this site who are bashing iPhones in EVERY article since like 3 months, doesn't matter if it's about tech overall or WP, they always have to say that iPhone has less RAM, less pixels, less everything, I guess they're trying to pretend like champs in internet coz in real life nobody gives a f*ck about them and their phones.

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 02:37

52. Cicero (Posts: 858; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


You forgot widgets. Starting know you will be amazed how beautiful is life. BUT widgets in notifications centre? Maybe next year. LOL

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:39

22. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


First of all - that's creepy... Dark you got a stalker. Second if u were really following his posts about standing in line for the new iPhone - he mentioned swapping with his wife (I think) a couple times.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:31 1

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Rite bro, it's a team effort lol. Maherk is a weirdo, but oh well. Fridays the day.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:29

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Couldn't care less sir. You mean nothing to me.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 15:18

38. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hey maherk, I'm currently downloading iOS 8. I guess I'm lying about that too...rite?

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 17:30

42. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


HAHA JOKE, that's pretty fkin sad BRO

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 17:58 4

45. shahrooz (Posts: 712; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


when there is GYM and APPLE in one comment you know what you are dealing with :D

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:48 1

2. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


i really dont see the difference had to really look.
you cant ust download it at the gym ?

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:51 1

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No disrespect bro, but I go to the gym to work out beast mode, not to play with my phone. It can wait.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:53 2

7. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


it wont download for you while music is on.?

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:54 2

10. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


when ever i am at the gym my phone does music and downloads/updates with no interruption, and thats 3 hours usually

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:11 2

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Who the hell works out for 3 hrs? Sounds fishy

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:54 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


See post 1 bro

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:43

24. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


You can install update while at the gym if there's wifi - I prefer to do it before I go to bed - this is system wide update it will restart at some point. This isn't like updating an app.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:46 2

26. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I believe iOS 8 is more of a behind the scenes and function enhancements - not the visual candy stuff.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:52

4. Antimio (Posts: 313; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


And no data usage statistics.. Lame

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:52

5. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


i am so mad i sent an email and called multiple companies about the press and hold mic down and record then lift finger off it would stop recording because the ambient noise can be to high some times and they put it on the ios, amsung sent a replay saying they cant take ideas from people or something like that. man so mad, that was about 6 or 7 months ago.i should get a job as a think tank.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:54

9. Finalflash (Posts: 2790; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


They already have that on multiple android devices and keyboards. It has been on them for half a decade now.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:56

27. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Hold to speak (and let go when done) was on Siri since iOS 7 release and even earlier on beta versions.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:52 1

6. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 174; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I can't wait till Friday. 128GB Space Gray iPhone 6 Plus !!

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:54 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Me too, I've changed my mind about the gold one.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:56

12. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3271; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


i think a black one would be nicer or gun metal, the back of the phone is just so plane its something.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 12:59 7

14. ogtomasx (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Looks just Like Android Now lol this is FUNNY...!!!

Give me a thumbs up if you agree LoL

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:10 3

16. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Go troll somewhere else.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 15:07

37. KonaStang4.6 (Posts: 174; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


You need someone else to validate your feelings ?

#thirsty

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 17:46

43. amats69 (Posts: 1383; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


u have already 2 thumbs up...now satisfied?

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 21:45

50. willytbk (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


now is 3, one from me ! haha

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:02 4

15. fjftokyo (Posts: 59; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Apple said big screen phones was a stupid idea and now they came out with one, they wanted to force everyone to use and function around they're OS and many people hated that so they started jailbreaking. Apple stole tech from others and called it they're own for years when everyone knew it was 100% pure theft and now it's doing whatever it can to make sure the lambs don't go to slaughter, and end up on Samsung or any other company plate. Where they tried to rule by force they failed the people have spoken and have decided "Off with Apples head"

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:59

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


So what, times change. Adapt, or go the way of the dodo bird.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:17 1

19. LikeMyself (Posts: 435; Member since: 23 Sep 2013)


I love visual comparison articles!! Only for this +1M PA!
When will Apple consider making its Bluetooth universal? It's one of the few things which is inhibiting me from buying an iDevice!

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:40

23. salaal (Posts: 109; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


I am gonna get one to sell it of eBay for about 2000-2500$ (;

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 15:01

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good idea IMHO

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 13:46 3

25. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Really I don't see a problem with iOS copying Android or Android copying iOS but what's really piss me off that those iFans come and call copying innovation....... There is DIFFERENCE !

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:05 2

29. c.hack (Posts: 603; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Seriously? Android from the getgo was a blatant copy of BB and then iOS.

The only thing droid fans know to do is troll. Go back and enjoy you malware.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 15:19 2

40. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


First that wasn't a troll, second if you read my comment correctly I said that each Android and iOS is copying each other, So..... Go and enjoy your 2011-2012 hardware. BTW that was a troll LMAO !

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 21:47

51. willytbk (Posts: 219; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


here it comes again....we might buying a phone with 2011-2012 specs, and you can brag about your Android L update or Kit Kat or whatever is this and iOS copy from thoise OS, but when it comes to update...you can sit nicely and wait.......if your phone manufacturer and the carrier provide you the os update...on time ! hahaha

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 04:23

56. bigmaster (Posts: 198; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


LMAO!...... My 2.5 years old Galaxy S3 still receive updates till the 4.4 kitkat...... Nice try iFan.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 14:05 1

28. AlikMalix (Posts: 5193; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I have not seen iOS fans calling features that were "copied" from android - innovation. I heard apple call a thing or two which was inspired by other OS innovative, but they have not blatantly plagiarized - but build on a certain idea. Never the less apple does not give credit whet it's due sometimes.

What I see a lot of is buncha apple hating trolls claiming that apple fans call everything innovation - but that's android fans accusing apple fans - not apple fans saying it.

But have u seen Samsung ever give credit for using apple patents anywhere. - they quietly implement great ideas and hope they don't get caught. The got spooked now, but you can see xiaomi now copying iOS 7 look and many Chinese brand copying iPhone designs - I don't see android fans screaming foul.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 15:19 2

39. Awalker (Posts: 1430; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Well, most feel that the patents in question should have never been granted in the first place. They got a patent for a rectangle. How ridiculous is that?

China copies everything. It's sort of redundant to call them on it.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 15:34 1

41. flipjzn (Posts: 252; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


People will say again, everything with iOS 8 is so 2012.
Yes, because apple can't just add anything that is already patented ans already on android.
Anyway, good enough improvements plus jailbreak= happy me.

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 02:44

54. Cicero (Posts: 858; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


So why you stay on that old side with 2012 system? You like to struggle yourself?

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 17:09

60. flipjzn (Posts: 252; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


For me, I like the brand, quality and design of iPhone.
A jailbroken iPhone is better than any android.
If jailbreak doesnt exist, I'd get LG G3.
I had s3 i hated it. Laggy, reboot loop, design and size. Sold it.
S3 mini, didnt get Kitkat after a year. Gave it away.
I love my LG G2, but too big. Sold it.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 17:46

44. shinywindow (unregistered)


Yep, 2007. That's the beauty of krapples ecosystem.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 18:07 1

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Early impressions of iOS 8: awesome. Camera: awesome safari: super awesome notifications: awesome messages: double awesome. Will post more later.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 18:10 1

47. TrePharaoh (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Looking forward to getting my 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus in Space Gray on Friday. I'm sure ios 8 will look lovely on it.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 18:25

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 20016; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I'm gonna be rockin the same one bro. I wanted the gold, but changed my mind. 128 though

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 07:04

57. TrePharaoh (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Yeah the gold one looks weird on the 6 with the new design.

posted on 17 Sep 2014, 18:40 4

49. Laipi (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Sep 2014)


Admit it... this is a chase for Android features that existed since 2012 or even earlier. Innovation doesn't exist in iOS8 and Iphone 6. Stop saying words such as "marvelous", "amazing", "great functionality"... Hypocrites.

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 02:40

53. Cicero (Posts: 858; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Dark go home and take care, silently, about your life.

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 04:08

55. andro. (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Have already had customers in store with the usual apple problem,ios (place number here) update has wiped everything off my phone. Sigh. Its happens every year to loads of people and its happening again with ios 8.

@Darkjedi if your seriously gonna hand over 1100 bucks for the iphone 6 plus then you are more disturbed than people though,you might as well have a monthly bank draft of your wages going to apples bank account each month,you'll be a happy boy then!

You can get a Samsung note 4 in 32gb,but a 128gb memory card online for 60-70 quid for a FEW HUNDRED less than what apple is charging for its bezel loaded iphone 6 plus monster. How apple can ask for that money is absurd but then as we are seeing the gullible will fall down on and pay.

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 07:08

58. TrePharaoh (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


It never happens to me. If you have iCloud that shouldn't be an issue anyway, just back up the phone.

posted on 18 Sep 2014, 09:47

59. eldyagustius (Posts: 177; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


Am I just too long using Android smartphones so the iOs improvements isn't something large or innovate enough?

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