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

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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60 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

13. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 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?

18. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Why even waste your time posting something like that?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

128 6 plus king.

30. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Yea, that comment was to your stalker DJ.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

21. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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.

52. Cicero

Posts: 1118; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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

22. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

42. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

HAHA JOKE, that's pretty fkin sad BRO

45. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

2. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

7. engineer-1701d unregistered

it wont download for you while music is on.?

10. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who the hell works out for 3 hrs? Sounds fishy

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 1 bro

24. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

26. AlikMalix unregistered

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

4. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

And no data usage statistics.. Lame

5. engineer-1701d unregistered

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.

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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

27. AlikMalix unregistered

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

6. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

12. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

14. ogtomasx

Posts: 47; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Looks just Like Android Now lol this is FUNNY...!!! Give me a thumbs up if you agree LoL

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