Apple introduced its iOS 8 during an extended presentation within the 2014 edition of the WWDC. The Apple representatives said that the new version of iOS will have a stronger Mac integration and less strict features of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The iPhone 6 was not mentioned during the conference.
The electronics company has the habit of launching its products on Tuesdays. Apple has scheduled a major event for the 9th of September, which obviously falls on a Tuesday. Therefore, it is believed that the iOS 8 will be on the Apple’s servers starting with the following day.
For the time being, developers can use the beta version of the iOS 8. The public at large will have to wait till the official launch. The iOS 8 beta 5 can be downloaded now and it costs about 99 US dollars per year. Unfortunately, the iOS 8 has lots of bug issues and the new beta has little chances to fix all the problems. People are advised to wait until the more stable version of the operating system is released. The iOS8 Gold Master will arrive at the beginning of September.
iOS 8 requires at least an iPhone 4S or a new iPad 2. It also functions on iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and an iPod Touch 5th generation.
The Update for the Windows Phone 8.1 is about to arrive and therefore Windows has decided to offer users more details about it.
The data about Windows Phone 8.1 and its Update 1 have been made public on Microsoft’s developer website. The company has declared that the folder support will be available in no time for its operating system created especially for mobile phones. The upgrade will permit people having a phone running on Windows Phone 8.1 to put one Live Tile upon another in order to make a totally new folder. This feature is nothing new for iOS and Android which made available for their users years ago.
The support for Voice Over LTE usually abbreviated as VoLTE will be also upgraded. Thus, the Lumia owners will have the possibility to give various phone calls by means of the 4 G connection. The upgrade will have support for 1280×800 screens as well as for screen 7 inches wide. This hints towards a Windows Phone phablet in the not so remote future.
The Windows Phone upgrade will bring extra support for interactive type of cases. This suggests that the company is probably working to produce a cover resembling the Dot View Case belonging to HTC. This permits phone possessors to see their notifications by means of their cases. It has been suggested that HTC might be in the process of making a version of the One M8 phone which runs on Windows Phone.
The upgrade will provide users with a Cortona phonebook entry. This will make possible the integration with the navigations system of a car. It will also enable the medium Live Tile to highlight the Windows Store Applications. The upgrade will bring users the support they need for the Network Time Protocol.
Microsoft has not made any official announcements about the official date release but anonymous sources related to the company claim that the update will be launched the following week.
When it comes to advertising, Microsoft has decided to go for the Samsung strategy. Thus, there has been released an advertisement in which Cortona mocks Apple Siri.