13 things your iphone will do this fall

1. Healthkit

Apple has created a new API called Healthkit. Developers will be able to link applications to a central database of your personal health data. more at gizmodo

2. New Camera Features

Apple seems to be beefing up the camera software quite a bit. For users, iOS 8 will add Time Lapse photography, which is pretty cool. more at gizmodo

3. Continuity

Continuity is one of the most exciting things in iOS and OS X. It is a group of technologies that seamlessly integrates both Macs and iOS devices: like Airdrop, Handoff and sending texts & calls to your mac. more at gizmodo

4. New notifications

At last, the new iOS 8 provides with a way to answer notifications without having to leave your app. You can also do the same from the lock screen, without having to unlock your phone. more at gizmodo

5. Accessing People

You can access people by double tapping on the home button. The most contacted people will pop as a line of icons. Clicking on one face will give you access to all the forms of communication available. more at gizmodo

6. Enhanced mail

The new mail has a variety of enhancements, but the best is the gesture based message manipulation. more at gizmodo

7. Spotlight

It’s currently accessible from the lock screen and everywhere in iOS with a downward swipe – but also now offers you suggestions of things that are not stored in your device. more at gizmodo

9. Keyboard Enhancements

Apple claims that the new engine learns how you write. It’s so sensitive that it knows who you are talking with and adjusts the suggestions accordingly. more at gizmodo

10. iMessages

You can send audio and video messages in the new iMessages. Like SnapChat, the messages self-destruct. But unlike SnapChat, you can select not to destroy the messages and they take a long time. more at gizmodo

11. iCloud Drive

A third-party application like Sketchbook will be able to save changes to documents automatically to your cloud. more at gizmodo

12. Extensions

This is, by far, the best feature of iOS: Like in OS X, Apple is now allowing app developers to provide extensions for iOS. more at gizmodo

13. Metal: New 3D engine for iOS

Apple is claiming that their new Metal graphics engine offers ten times the performance of their previous 3D rendering engine, which apparently is really impressive. more at gizmodo


The update will be available “in the fall.”