Apple WWDC 2014: Tons of unmentioned iOS 8 features


What happens when you have a presentation on topics that are too large to incorporate into a session consisting of a couple of hours, of course things get missed.  That is what happened at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference today.

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With the release of iOS 8, many features saw short segments mentioning their use.  Unfortunately, many more went unnoticed and not talked about.  Though they may have not gotten the initial face time, each of these features if worth noting in the new iOS 8 update due out this fall.

  • Braille Keyboard for direct 6 dot braille input
  • Private browsing per tab in Safari
  • Instant burst camera mode
  • Wi-Fi calling support
  • ‘Hey, Siri’ hotword
  • iBooks built into iOS 8
  • Separate focus and exposure in Camera
  • Flyover city tours
  • Panoramic photos on iPad
  • DuckDuckGo support in Safari
  • In Case of Emergency Card
  • Battery usage by app
  • Travel time notifications
  • iTunes content purchases with Siri
  • 24 new dictation languages
  • Rich text editing in Notes
  • Touch ID to exit Guided Access
  • Tips app
  • Speak screen support
  • FaceTime call waiting

As can be seen in the image above, there are a handful of more features that also went without being talked about.  As Apple prepares to roll out iOS 8 in the fall, users will soon have the new operating system at their disposal.

Once iOS 8 goes live, it is undoubtedly certain that new secrets and pieces of excitement will be unearthed.  As with any new piece of technology, it will only continue to get better as the capabilities are more fully understood and harnessed.