Apple has announced iOS 8, the new version of its operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.
Features include a ‘predictive text’ keyboard, enhanced photo editing and storage, video and photo sharing within the messages app, an iCloud Drive for file storage and a health app that provides an overview of personal data.
There’s also a Family Sharing option for families with multiple devices, enabling customers to share purchases and restrict children’s usage.
An enhancement for iPhone customers with Mac computers or iPad tablets will enable them to make/receive calls and send messages from their other device.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, said “iOS 8 offers simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use your device with incredible new features like iCloud Photo Library, a new Messages app, the QuickType keyboard and an entirely new Health app. We’re also giving developers amazing new tools to make managing your health and your home from your devices an integrated, simple and secure experience.”
Dwvelopers can download the iOS 8 beta software and SDK from today. Customers will be offered iOS 8 from the autumn as a free software update for the iPhone 4s and above, plus newer iPad and iPod touch models.