IN­TRO­DUC­ING IOS 8

HWM (Malaysia) - - FEATURE -

by Ap­ple de­scribed iOS 8 as “huge for de­vel­op­ers. Mas­sive for ev­ery­one else”. That’s a good way to start and un­der­stand what iOS 8 does. While 7 brought a fresh coat of paint for iOS, 8 over­hauls the en­gine inside. In this sense, iOS 8 and 7 are two halves of a whole; with this re­lease, the tran­si­tion from the old Jobs/Forstall iOS to the new Cook/ Ive iOS is com­plete.

Not only does the new iOS bid goodbye to faux-leather, it opens iOS up to app co-op­er­a­tion and OS cus­tomiz­abil­ity. In a sense, iOS 7 was meant to look dif­fer­ent to you, the end-user, while iOS 8 is geared to look dif­fer­ent to the de­vel­oper. You might not see much dif­fer­ence now when you up­grade to iOS 8, but you might when your app up­dates start to roll out.

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