There are a lot of references to iPad split-screen multitasking in the iOS 8 SDK, according to developers.
iPhones and iPads running the newest version of iOS, currently in beta, will provide a randomized MAC address to access points it has not connected to yet. Somewhat like giving away a fake phone number, this tweak will not only protect user privacy, it also means marketers need to embrace iBeacon to collect iPhone location data.
By introducing features like Continuity in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is reducing the tradeoffs its users need to make between the various devices in the Apple family.
Apple is bringing carrier Wi-Fi calling features into iOS 8, letting users make VoIP calls from their dialers. VoLTE calling could just be a short hop away.
Designed to be the successor to Objective-C, Apple’s new Swift language has some developers saying that Swift will make coding easier, especially for newbies, and some developers saying it’s not the monumental leap forward Apple is claiming.
After watching Apple show off two hours worth of software developments, it’s clear there’s a big change in Apple’s walled garden. You can see it in iOS 8, for example, which elegantly adds many features that will appeal to Android owners.
Apple’s smart home play is here at last. We still need more details, but the main point is that it will solve customer confusion via partners and software, not with its own devices.
Apple updated its mobile operating system, iOS, to version 8 during its WWDC event.
Continuity further knits Apple’s desktop and mobile apps together, allowing you to flip between devices. You can make an iPhone call from your Mac or start a message in iOS, then finish it in OS X.
WWDC is prime time for new product announcements, but Apple also highlighted a number of accomplishments at the event. Check out this post for key numbers coming out of the event.