This is HUGE: iOS 8 adds extensions, including 3rd party keyboards, sharing, and widgets

One of the big conversations around a new iOS release is always in regards to what features Apple will "borrow" from competing platforms. The idea is essentially that there are a basic set of features that all mobile platforms should have, but Apple always uses its own timeline in adding those features, meaning Android will likely have it first. Today, Apple announced one of the features that iOS users have long been hoping for: system-wide extensions...
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67 Comments

54. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Widgets, sharing, functionality sharing....3 of the biggest parts of this update. The sharing alone is huge.

55. baldilocks

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

That notification center is going to be an even bigger cluster than it already is. No thanks.

59. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I agree though will wait to see

61. imyourpapi

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 04, 2014

Did I miss something...

63. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

What I don't get is how they can talk trash about the Android OS during the conference when all the new features of their latest OS is stuff Google's been doing for years already.

64. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple just opened the Pandora's box which is a huge mistake IMO. They should have just kept the status quo and added to their billions. Nintendo ignored the play station and xbox and lived in their own niche. They never tried to be cool like the play station. If Nintendo tried it, they would have alienated their customers and went down hill and the wii would have never existed. Here it is Apple trying to be functional like Android and introducing more performance issues. iOS 7 has plenty and IOS 8 shouldn't introduce more. They succeeded by using simple closed software any hardware can run smoothly. This sounds like the opposite of that. Android can improve performance simply through upgrading hardware, the functionality was always there. IOS can't do this without risking poor performance on older handsets. Apple screwed up big time and I don't think they can close Pandora's box now.

66. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Apple released Ice Cream Sandwich...
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