The only word that is reverberating round the global mobile manufacturing market right now is innovation. All the major manufacturing brands are making colossal plans to win over the hearts of the millions of potential customers and establishing themselves as the next best. Thus, with far reaching competition also comes cut throat competition amongst the manufacturing brands. Though many smartphone manufacturing brands have come up with their innovative product line lately, but there are only a few brands that have established themselves as the seasoned players of this market.
The advanced features present in the phone are undoubtedly an important factor that determines the popularity of the smartphone. But equally important is the Operating System, which is the base that supports all the superstructures that are imposed over it. iOS i.e. the platform developed and used in Apple’s range of smartphone has been always providing the users with exceptional experience, but in the world of technology the scope for advancement remain infinite and that brings us to the advancements we expect iOS 8 to encompass.
iOS 7 had come up in 2013 with some major overhauls in its features as well as user interface.But there were some areas where we still expect changes and of course there is plenty of room for further improvement as well.Therefore, tech geeks have started speculating about the features of the iOS 8 that is going to be released in the year 2014. Though we are not really sure about the exact time of release but we expect the first face off at around June 2014 and thereafter the public release of the platform along with the next generation iPhone.
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Though we are not sure about the released date of this platform, but the cyber is busy buzzing about its features. Here are list of features we are expecting in iOS 8:
iOS 8 will be used in iPhones, iPads as well as the iWatches which is going to be released this year for the first time. There are rumours in the air that iOS 8 will come with a Healthbook app which will keep a vigilant eye on the user’s vital signs starting from heart rate, sugar level, blood pressure, hydration level and many other important aspects. There are rumours that this feature has been specially introduced for the Apple Watch. So wear your watch while heading for a workout session or a party and you will know how many calories you have lost or gained in the process. We have also heard the Healthbook app will regularly inform you about the medicines that you need to consume daily.
Though we have not received any confirmation about the rumoured health app from the manufacturers themselves, but we are quite sure about it as the M7 chip have been used in the iPhone which can capture motion data, acts as an accelerometer, compass and gyroscope. All these are required for measuring the vital signs of the individual.
Apart from that we also expect the iOS 8 to come up with better and much more advanced security features. Lately, we have heard Tim Cook to highlight about the ever increasing amount of commerce that is conducted through iOS platform and thus they are planning to add on to its security features for the benefit of the iGadget users. Touch ID was introduced in iOS 7 and we expect more in iOS 8. However, along with the introduction of this improvement we also expect Apple to bring about some modifications such as multiple accounts so that at least some apps of the iPhone remains accessible to the users near and dear ones. As too much personalization can turn out to be a threat for the users as well.
Some improvisations are also needed in Siri, the voice activated virtual assistant accessible from the iGadget. A female voice giving direction to the users will be appreciable or else it becomes really monotonous for the users as they have been hearing to the same male voice for a couple of years.
It’s high time that Facetime is updated to provide the users with group video chat facility. Sypke is already providing this facility and so it’s time for the Apple developers to pull up their socks for including such features in iOS 8.
It will be appreciable if Apple gives more independence to the users with regard to controlling its control center. The users should be given the option to decide which apps they want to keep in the control centre and which one they want to remove.
iOS 8 Concept Design
We are yet to see the images of iOS 8, but some concept designs have surfaced by some of the designers like Nico Achkasov. In the design proposed by Nico Achkasov, we have seen the icons of the apps in grid pattern and in solid colours and though this design s simplistic but its really pretty as well. We hope to see iOS 8 will changes when it gets released in 2014.
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