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Topic # 146931 3-Jun-2014 10:01
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iOS8 addresses some of the major issues I have with iOS. 

Some of the best...

Extensions-- Finally, I can get the lastpass extension for iOS Safari (among other things). 

Touch ID unlocked -- can now be used for other apps. I wonder if my bank will trust this?

Family safety -- finally!!

Compatibility with osx -- airdrop finally becomes useful to me. 

Home automation API -- early days yet, but apple has the market power to make a common standard. 


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  Reply # 1058398 3-Jun-2014 10:10
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Swipe keyboards, third party keyboards, whjat (I like about new iOS versions is the Android catchup. )

Also like being able to text (SMS not iMessage) on iPad and Mac, and make and receive calls on iPads and Mac, due to the heavier integration. These are in fact iPhone calls and SMS, but routed via Mac and iPad, very handy.

Havent had time to review everything else

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  Reply # 1058426 3-Jun-2014 11:29
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Lol I had been holding off buying a new Macbook as I thought they would be releasing an update :(





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1058436 3-Jun-2014 11:36
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Zeon: Lol I had been holding off buying a new Macbook as I thought they would be releasing an update :(


This was never meant to be a hardware thing. They will add a bit more hype soon when they announce the likely rMBA, and other stuff. May not be far away. Possibly Apple TV OS changes, MacMini. iWatch. Then they will add more hype with the new iPhone and iPad, thereby allowing the hype to flow over a lengthy period

If they did all that now, everyone will have thought thats cool, then moved on. 

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why do they need everyone to fly around the world to announce a new keyboard?

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  Reply # 1058538 3-Jun-2014 13:41
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What I find somewhat amazing, is that the ipad 2 and iphone 4s will get the update. That is 3+ years of ios support. Don't think any android manufacturer supports phones for that long. My samsung s3, samsung have apparently stopping providing android updates and mine is only about a year and a half old, and they still sell it. 

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mattwnz: What I find somewhat amazing, is that the ipad 2 and iphone 4s will get the update. That is 3+ years of ios support. Don't think any android manufacturer supports phones for that long. My samsung s3, samsung have apparently stopping providing android updates and mine is only about a year and a half old, and they still sell it. 


I'm glad my iPad2 will get a new breathe of life with iOS8 later this year. Though I'm pretty sure the iPad2 may only very limited iOS8 features, I don't imagine AirDrop be available on iPad2 despite it's only a software implementation.




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  Reply # 1058574 3-Jun-2014 14:21
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chiefie:
mattwnz: What I find somewhat amazing, is that the ipad 2 and iphone 4s will get the update. That is 3+ years of ios support. Don't think any android manufacturer supports phones for that long. My samsung s3, samsung have apparently stopping providing android updates and mine is only about a year and a half old, and they still sell it. 


I'm glad my iPad2 will get a new breathe of life with iOS8 later this year. Though I'm pretty sure the iPad2 may only very limited iOS8 features, I don't imagine AirDrop be available on iPad2 despite it's only a software implementation.


I'd expect so, as its just wifi

I see there are widgets of a form, although only in Notification Centre 

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  Reply # 1058576 3-Jun-2014 14:26
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Hmm.

This is my hunch.
More camera features, Load balancing 4g and WiFi, More cloud features.

Such wow, IOS8

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  Reply # 1058577 3-Jun-2014 14:30
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Too early to say for sure but I don't think IOS8 is enough to make me want to switch from Windows Phone.




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KiwiNZ: Too early to say for sure but I don't think IOS8 is enough to make me want to switch from Windows Phone.


I will definitely go0 back to Apple. I cant stand this android mess. Samsung Roms are cluttered with junk and custom ones have issues. Just me or is IOS the only thing that works simply?

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KiwiNZ: Too early to say for sure but I don't think IOS8 is enough to make me want to switch from Windows Phone.


Fair call. To me, its just a catchup of old features that should have been on it years ago. Widgets, extensions, swipe and third party keyboards etc. This shows the ways of Steve Jobs are being removed.  You dont get added security by cutting down features. You also dont cut down features to differentiate.

I do like the Continuity featureset. The implementation is pretty complete and seamless.

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  Reply # 1058587 3-Jun-2014 14:45
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tdgeek:
KiwiNZ: Too early to say for sure but I don't think IOS8 is enough to make me want to switch from Windows Phone.


Fair call. To me, its just a catchup of old features that should have been on it years ago. Widgets, extensions, swipe and third party keyboards etc. This shows the ways of Steve Jobs are being removed.  You dont get added security by cutting down features. You also dont cut down features to differentiate.

I do like the Continuity featureset. The implementation is pretty complete and seamless.


That may well change when I see it and use it in conjunction with new devices. I still use an iMac and have Apple TV and my wife uses an iPhone 5S




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TimA:
KiwiNZ: Too early to say for sure but I don't think IOS8 is enough to make me want to switch from Windows Phone.


I will definitely go0 back to Apple. I cant stand this android mess. Samsung Roms are cluttered with junk and custom ones have issues. Just me or is IOS the only thing that works simply?


WinPho 8.1?

But I agree about the Android mess - too many versions/iterations out there (for most people, that is not an issue, so long as their phone works though).

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TimA:
KiwiNZ: Too early to say for sure but I don't think IOS8 is enough to make me want to switch from Windows Phone.


I will definitely go0 back to Apple. I cant stand this android mess. Samsung Roms are cluttered with junk and custom ones have issues. Just me or is IOS the only thing that works simply?


I left Android for that reason




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KiwiNZ:
TimA:
KiwiNZ: Too early to say for sure but I don't think IOS8 is enough to make me want to switch from Windows Phone.


I will definitely go0 back to Apple. I cant stand this android mess. Samsung Roms are cluttered with junk and custom ones have issues. Just me or is IOS the only thing that works simply?


I left Android for that reason


I wish there was a phone OS that just worked and didnt have this useless crap everywhere.

O i forgot. Nokia!

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