Tag Archives: iOS

iOS 8 now installed on over half of all active devices

iOS 8 is now installed on over half of all active iOS devices, according to Apple’s own data. The adoption statistics displayed on the company’s Developer Support pages show that iOS 8 is now running on 52% of iOS devices with 43% running iOS 7 and only 5% running older versions of the operating system. Earlier this month, it appeared that iOS 8 adoption…

5 hidden iOS 8 features that you need to know about

Since the official release of iOS 8 last month, I have been rummaging through the new features and have stumbled upon quite a few that Apple didn’t mention or recognize during the keynote at WWDC back in June.  Some of the best new features in iOS 8 are the ones you probably haven’t used (or even heard about) yet. That’s because Apple has hidden a…

iOS 8.1 beta 2 hints at Retina HD iPads

iOS 8.1 beta 2 was released to developers just days ago but the latest investigations into the software has found that the OS contains many iPad UI elements with “@3x” versions. Triple-sized elements are already used on the iPhone 6 Plus to maintain Retina quality on the larger display and the inclusion of iPad-specific UI elements at this size could…

iOS 8.1 beta 2 gives us another glimpse at Apple Pay

Apple released the second beta of iOS 8.1 to registered developers yesterday and, after a few hours of digging through the new version, new screens relating to the upcoming Apple Pay service have been unearthed. Developer Hamza Sood took to twitter to reveal his findings, showing off setup screens for Apple Pay within the Passbook app. Apple Pay setup…

iOS 8.1 beta 2 released to developers

Apple has just released the second beta of iOS 8.1 to registered developers. The update is available over-the-air on supported iOS devices and arrives just over a week after the initial iOS 8.1 beta. The update runs in at 63.5MB for iPhone 6 Plus and 62.5MB for iPhone 6 with build number 12B407. iOS 8.1 betas so far have seemingly brought minor…

iOS 8 adoption stagnating according to Apple’s own figures

Just two and a half weeks after its release, iOS 8 adoption is already stagnating as evidenced by Apple’s own usage data. Following reports yesterday that, despite record-breaking iPhone 6 demand, iOS 8 adoption was lagging behind that of iOS 7 and iOS 6, Apple has updated its own developer support pages to show that iOS 8 adoption currently stands…

Apple Pay to launch with iOS 8.1 on October 20?

Apple Pay is set to launch on October 20, according to Bank Innovation. The new mobile payment system will debut alongside iOS 8.1 on the same date with “multiple sources close to Apple” reportedly confirming such a timeline. Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers on Monday and hidden settings related to Apple Pay were found…

App Store highlights ‘Apps for Health’ following iOS 8.0.2 enabling HealthKit integration

Apple has updated its App Store with a new section dedicated to apps with HealthKit integration. ‘Apps for Health’ features a selection of apps that are each capable of plugging in to Apple’s Health app for collecting, aggregating and presenting health and fitness-related data. Apps utilising the HealthKit APIs were set to launch with iOS 8 on September…