iOS 8 Refined Notification Center
You’re using an app at the moment and someone sends you a message. Normally, we would close the app to respond to a message, then get back to the closed app once again. With iOS 8 interactive notification, you do not have to leave the app you are currently in. Simply pull down the menu to reply.
My screen is locked. Now what?
Of course it works on a locked screen! No need to unlock the screen, just simply swipe the screen across and deal with the buttons shown. It’s that convenient!
Why We’re All Waiting for the iOS 8
Flicking & Flagging
Message & Mail Enhancements on iOS8
With one quick flick, swipe or drag, you can delete, mark messages / flag messages (to remind you to get back to it later on), respond, access other mail on inbox (while composing a message currently). They’re all handy and cool at the same time!
“Predictive Typing Suggestions” appear as you type and it becomes easier, plus it saves time. For instance someone asks you: “Do you want to go to a movie or a park?”
Since iOS 8 is very smart, it already gives you a suggestion on what to say: movie, park, or not sure.
All the iOS 8 learning is just “local to your device and none of your keystrokes leave the device,” Senior Vice President and presenter Craig Federighi says.
With Group Messaging Enhancements, You Can:
Name thread, Add & remove, Do Not Disturb, Leave thread
From the demo, one really easy way to respond to group messaging is to type a message and send, or you can reply with a video, photo, or voice message.
With the voice message feature, you can simply hold the mic button and start speaking. The other one is to raise the phone up to your ear and start speaking, put the phone down and it is sent automatically. This definitely got the crowd cheering!
MORE Impressive Stuff
- iCloud Drive
- Family Sharing – share photos, ebooks, films, songs, and games with your family. If a family member has it, you don’t need to purchase it. Simply share it.
- Just say “Hey Siri” and talk to Siri without the need to touch your phone, you can also purchase something on iTunes within Siri.
- Photos (photo editing, etc. shown on the demo for various devices)
Here’s a short breakdown for the iCloud Storage: For your first 5GB, it’s absolutely free, and for 20GB and up, applicable fees will apply.
Not only for the iPhone or the iPad, but it’s also really exciting on what’s coming soon on Mac! So we should all watch out for that!
Apple WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference June 2 – 6, 2014) is the event that we will always remember in the history of technology.
Built on the design of iOS 7, SAY HELLO to iOS 8!