The new iOS 8 comes with several never seen before features such as the QuickType predictive text, interactive notification menu, native photo editing tools and better integration with OS X for Macs. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Quick Type feature is basically the equivalent of Android SwiftKey. This feature makes it easier to type faster than the traditional method.
While the news of iOS 8 is exciting, keep in mind the new operating system will not be compatible with all iOS devices. As you might have guessed, older iOS devices will not be getting this iOS 8 update. Firstly, let’s take a look at devices that are compatible with iOS 8.
Devices compatible with iOS 8 are:
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 5C
- iPod Touch fifth generation
- iPad 2
- iPad with Retina Display
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini
- iPad Mini with Retina Display
However, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s new iOS 8 will not be compatible with a number of older devices.
Devices that are not compatible with iOS 8 are:
- iPhone 4 and other older iPhone models
- iPod Touch fourth generation and older models
- Original iPad
Aside from the much-needed and very useful Quick Type feature, the new OS also brings Spotlight search suggestions, built-in health tools and faster access to your recent contacts with a double tap on the Home key. Tapping on a contact from there will provide you with several options like call, text and Face Time audio and video calls.
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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) didn’t exactly point out the date when iOS 8 will be available to consumers, but you’ll need to wait at least until the fall. Developers will be able to get their hands on a beta version of iOS 8 starting today.