5 Awesome iOS 8 Features Apple Forgot to Mention at Launch

By Prarthito

While the big news still remains with the fact that Apple recently launched two new iPhones: iPhone 6 with 4.7-inches and iPhone 6 Plus at 5.5-inches, the fact that the new devices will run on the iOS 8 platform makes it more intriguing.

iOS 8 is the eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system designed by Apple Inc. as the successor to iOS 7. It was announced at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 on June 2, 2014.

5 Awesome iOS 8 Features Apple Forgot to Mention at Launch


As of now, there's a new app named Health and a corresponding framework named HealthKit will be available. Apart from that, Siri will support hands-free activation and music identification using Shazam. And there are more to follow up on with the new platform.

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But there are still a few different features that Apple never mentioned at its big unveiling of the platform. Not even during the launch of the new iPhones. But we take a look at the 5 top among them, anyway.

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Apparently, iOS 8 will come with an app that will walk users through tips and tricks for using their iOS device. We all know how third-party developers have made tips apps available in the iOS App Store for years. But this time, it seems like the tips factor id going official.

Apple fans may have one or two nibbling issues by the fact that they are forever stuck with the Safari browser, but it's not that bad a situation at all. You will actually be amazed by the amount of changes that have been made for the new platform. Users now can not only pull down on the favorites screen to request the desktop version of the site on the phone, but even make full use of the ultra-private DuckDuckGo search engine.

Location-Based Lock Screen Notifications

This one was a big rumor at the time when any leak or speculation related to the new iOS 8 ran rampant on the web. But falling true to the rumors, Apple has indeed made changes to its notifications where it will now display the name of the place where you are currently situated with the phone. And all that too in the lock screen.

Apple finally listened to its users and has now fitted the iOS 8 with a way you can check out which are the apps that are draining away your battery. There's a new option in the usage menu of the Settings app that will let users see which apps are responsible for turning the battery's green bar red. Say goodbye to wasteful battery consumption.

The new iOS 8 will now offer the option to manually tweak your camera exposure while setting up your shot. But Apple never mentioned about it back in its keynote. There's a new time-lapse mode to help you make all those Matrix-like ultra slo-mo videos on your phone.

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