iOS 8

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    • Seit ein paar Tagen ist ja das groß ausgefallene Update auf iOS 8 für Geräte ab dem iPhone4S, iPad 2 (und neuer) und iPod 5 erhältlich. Hier die offizielle Liste mit allen Änderungen/Neuerungen.
      (Ich habe die Liste nur grob formatiert aus Wikipedia übernommen, weshalb evtl. noch Fussnoten etc. vorhanden sein könnten.)



      • Initial release on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
      • Limited support for iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation) and iPad Mini (1st generation)

      • iCloud
        - Photo Library – all photos and camera roll contents are automatically available in the iCloud Photo Library, and is consistent on all the linked devices automatically.
        - iCloud Drive – various files that are being written or worked on are automatically saved in the iCloud drive and is consistent on all the linked devices automatically, including a Mac or PC.
        - iCloud settings now displays account information, payment information and security settings.

      • App Store
        - Trending searches.
        - Related searches.
        - TestFlight – a new system for developers to let others test their app; up to a 1,000 users per app.
        - App Bundles.
        - Video previews.
        - Editors choice badge.
        - If you pause an installing app it shows a pause icon.
        - App Store search results scroll vertically on iPhone.
        - Explore tab, which includes Near Me.
        - Apps now show supported languages and if the app is Family Sharing compatible.

      • Calendar
        - Calendar week numbers display.
        - Custom calendar repeat events.
        - Travel time in calendar appointments.
        - Alert “When I need to leave” for calendar events.
        - Decline a calendar with a comment.
        - More days shown at a time in week view on new iPhones.P6 P6P
        - Improved Landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P

      • Control Center
        - UI Changes in Control Center.
        - Screen is no longer dimmed when brightness control is selected.
        - iTunes Radio "buy" song button in Control Center.
        - iTunes Radio skips remaining displayed in Control Center.
        - Bringing up the Control Center is now much easier while the keyboard is up.

      • Messages
        - Ability to send voice messages instantly by using a new "microphone" button to the right of the text entry field.
        - Pressing and holding on the microphone button lets you record your voice and then swipe up to send it.
        - Messages can be listened to by either pressing play or raise to listen. Messages can also be listened and responded to on the Lock Screen by raising to listen and raising to respond.
        - Ability to send photo and video messages instantly by using the "camera" button to the left of the text entry field.
        - Pressing and holding on the camera button lets you take a photo or record a video and instantly send it.
        - Tapping the camera button shows the most recent photos in your camera roll. Options are also present for taking a new photo or video and to view your entire photo library. Multiple photos and videos can be selected to send at once.
        - A new details menu is available for each conversation which contains many new functions:
        - You can now title group message threads.
        - A list of everyone participating in a message thread is listed with buttons to call, FaceTime and view their full contact card.
        - Ability to drop or add people to groups.
        - Ability to leave groups.
        - Send current location.
        - Can share location with an individual or group for one hour, until the end of the day or indefinitely until you choose to stop.
        - Do Not Disturb option per group.
        - A collection of all photos that have been sent in a message thread.
        - Batch save/delete all images in a message thread.
        - Messages threads are now synced between all of your devices.
        - Images in conversations are now much larger.
        - Scrolling to the top of a message will now automatically cause older messages to load.
        - Can mark all texts as read.
        - Added options to auto delete standard messages after 1 year, 30 days or never.
        - Added options to auto delete video/audio messages after 2 minutes or never.
        - Faces of contacts display next to contact name on select iPhones. P6P
        - Improved Landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P

      • Music
        - Left swipe to delete albums.
        - Can add music to a playlist from another playlist.
        - Updated Icon.

      • Multitasking UI
        - The faces of recently conversed with people now appears above the open applications, and with a swipe to the right one can also access their favorites.
        - The animation speed when entering and leaving the multitasking switcher is much faster.
        - Landscape view added to select iPhones.P5 P5C P5S P6 P6P

      • Share sheets
        - Share sheet action icons redesigned.
        - Share sheet icons can be rearranged and hidden.

      • UI
        - Improved animation system. Gestures such as bringing up Notification Center won't be blocked by an animation, such as the home screen icons flying in.

      • FaceTime
        - Call waiting.
        - FaceTime Audio conference calls.
        - H.265 (HEVC) support added to select iPhones.P6 P6P

      • Mail
        - Swipe to the left for options to flag it for follow-up, move it to a folder or delete.
        - Swipe all the way across the screen to the left to delete immediately.
        - Swipe all the way across the screen to the right to mark as read / mark as unread.
        - Ability to swipe mail compose sheet down allowing access to the rest of ones mailbox to gather the information needed in order to compose the message.
        - When Mail recognizes a reservation, flight confirmation, or phone number in an email, a notification appears at the top of the message. In order to add it to the calendar or contacts, one needs to tap the notification(s).
        - Mail conversations are now threads.
        - Individual threads can be set as VIP so that the user will receive a notification when a reply is received.
        - Per thread S/MIME.
        - Automatic reply messages.
        - Can delete attachments.
        - New mailboxes: Unread, To or CC, Attachments, Thread Notifications, Today.
        - Improved Landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P

      • Notes
        - Rich-text editing.
        - Image support.
        - Improved Landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P

      • Reminders
        - Landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P

      • Notification Center / Notifications
        - Support for third-party widgets in Today view.
        - Interactive notifications – one can take action on texts, email, calendar invitations, reminders, and messages from apps like Facebook and other third-party apps.
        - Can be performed from within Notification Center by swiping a notification to the left to reveal actions available.
        - Can be performed directly within an apps notification banner/alert all without having to leave the app one is in.
        - Notifications in Notification Center can be individually dismissed.
        - Removal of "Missed Notifications" section.

      • iBooks
        - Now pre-installed on iOS 8.
        - Auto night mode.
        - Books can now be categorized into series.

      • Passbook
        - Updated Icon.
        - Supports Apple Pay by taking a photo of your Credit/Debit Card and incorporating it into Passbook for NFC Payments P6 P6P.
        - A history of recent purchases made with Apple Pay is available within Passbook.P6 P6P
        - Passbook “info” card now only displays if no other cards are present.

      • Safari
        - The Tab view from the iPhone is now available on iPads.
        - Two-finger pinch to reveal Tab view on iPads.
        - New Sidebar that slides out to reveal the bookmarks, Reading List, and Shared Links on iPads.
        - Address bar now hides when scrolling down on iPads.
        - Spotlight search is now available from Safari's address bar.
        - Option to “Scan Credit Card” when filling out credit card info on a web form.
        - WebGL support.
        - Private browsing per tab.
        - RSS feeds in Shared Links.
        - DuckDuckGo support.
        - Option to Request the desktop site while entering in a web address.
        - Option to add website to Favorites while entering in a web address.
        - Swipe to close iCloud tabs from other devices.
        - Hold the "+" (new tab button) in tab view to list recently closed tabs is now available on iPhone.
        - Can delete individual items from History.
        - Safari now blocks ads from automatically redirecting to the App Store without user interaction.
        - Bookmark icon updated.

      • Maps
        - Flyover city tours.
        - Indoor Mapping – iOS 8 adds the M7 and M8 processor's and iPhone motion sensors to the CoreLocation API, allowing venue owners to create indoor positioning systems.

      • Siri
        - Hey, Siri – when plugged into power the user can say "Hey, Siri" and Siri will automatically be activated.
        - Shazam song recognition.
        - Purchase iTunes content.
        - Download apps via Siri.
        - Streaming voice recognition.
        - 22 new dictation languages.

      • Phone
        - Wi-Fi calling.[33]
        - Persons name scrolls while in a call when all of it won't fit on screen at once.
        - Can access full Phone app during a call.
        - Return of full screen Caller ID

      • Contacts
        - Improved landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P

      • Accessibility
        - Braille keyboard for direct 6-dot Braille.
        - Gray scale mode.
        - Improved zoom.
        - Speak screen.
        - Alex voice.
        - New voices and gesture for speech accessibility.
        - New options in AssistiveTouch (being able to call Notification Center and Control Center).

      • Guided Access
        - Exit Guided Access with Touch ID.P5S
        - Time limits and countdown timer for Guided Access.

      • Privacy
        - Background location notifications – popup asking to "continue to allow" apps accessing Location information while running in the background.[34]
        - More Location Services options per app.
        - Camera added to Privacy settings.
        - HomeKit added to Privacy settings.
        - Health added to Privacy settings.

      • Photos
        - Search Photos by location and more.
        - Date, time and location information displayed.
        - Photos can now be favorited.
        - "Recently Deleted" album.
        - Photos and videos can be hidden from Moments.
        - Hidden photos and videos get added to the "Hidden" album.
        - New Albums added for Bursts, Slow-Mo Videos, and Time-Lapse Videos.
        - Option to auto optimise storage on device by removing local copies of pictures and videos.
        - Improved editing.
        - Smart composition tools.
        - Smart adjustments.
        - Extension support.

      • Voice Memos
        - Play/Pause button next to the record button in Voice Memos.

      • Lock Screen
        - App shortcuts for Handoff on the Lock Screen.
        - App shortcuts on the Lock Screen based on your location.
        - Audio iMessages received while the phone is locked can be listened to by raising to listen and responded to by raising to respond.
        - iTunes Radio "buy" song button on Lock Screen.
        - iTunes Radio skips remaining displayed on Lock Screen.
        - New animation when opening apps from the Lock Screen.
        - Access to Medical ID from emergency dialer.
        - New "Slide to Unlock" text in certain languages.

      • Keyboard
        - QuickType – as one types, they see choices of words or phrases one would probably type next, based on their past conversations and writing style, using a more formal language for mail, and a casual one for Messages. The system also adjusts the system based on the person one converses with, and the region of the user (currently available in 14 countries).
        - QuickType can be hidden by swiping down.
        - QuickType can be toggled on or off from within the keyboard switcher.
        - Extra functions added to the keyboard on select iPhones.P6P
        - Smiley icon for when emoji keyboard is the only alternate keyboard set up. Becomes a globe icon when multiple keyboards are set up.
        - Streaming voice recognition for Speech to Text.
        - Support for third-party keyboards.
        - iOS 6 keyboard no longer appears in apps that are not updated for iOS 7 or higher.
        - New keyboards (Indian, Tagalog, Irish Gaelic, and Slovenian).

      • Family Sharing – a service of sharing purchases from iTunes between up to 6 people.
        - Supports iBooks purchases, iTunes purchases, and App Store purchases.
        - All groups members must pay for family purchases with the same credit/debit card.
        - Ask To Buy – a parent can approve kids’ spending right from a parent’s device.
        - Coincides with iCloud Photo Library – automatically sets up a family photo stream where you can share photos, videos, and comments, and all the family photos are available from any device within the family.
        - Offers shared calendar and Reminders.
        - Family Sharing can automatically share the user's location with the family members, or keep their location hidden.
        - With the Find My iPhone app, family members can use their devices to locate one that’s lost and have it play a sound.
        - Apple IDs for kids under 13 are now possible due to Family Sharing.

      • Health app –shows a dashboard of all the fitness and health data of the user
        - Shows the heart rate, calories burned, blood sugar, cholesterol, etc. of the user.
        - One can create an Emergency card with medicinal details, from within either the application or the lock screen.
        - Natively tracks steps taken and other movement activity within the Health app.
        - Export health data.

      • Continuity – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac communication.
        - AirDrop now works with OS X (Version 10.10 and above).
        - Handoff – start writing an email or surfing a website from one device, then carry-on the activity from another device. (Requires all devices are connected to the same iCloud account)
        - Answer a phone call, receive and send SMS/MMS from an iPhone on an iPad or a Mac. (Requires all devices run iOS 8/OS X 10.10 Yosemite, and are connected to the same Wi-Fi network or to the device's hotspot).
        - Intelligent hotspot – intelligently discover when an iPhone is nearby and automatically list the device under Wi-Fi networks in Settings.

      • Spotlight
        - Spotlight now also searches Wikipedia, iBooks, iTunes, App Store, nearby places, news, Suggested Websites, and Movie showtimes.
        - Also works within Safari.
        - Spotlight will remember any previous search.

      • Weather
        - Data is now provided by The Weather Channel instead of Yahoo!.
        - More days are shown.
        - Additional weather information is displayed at the bottom.
        - Landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P

      • Clock
        - Updated Icon.

      • iTunes
        - Wish List includes new category for songs tagged with Siri.

      • Apple Developers – iOS SDK 8.0
        - Includes 4000 new APIs.
        - Introduces a new programming language called Swift.
        - Metal API (low level graphics API).
        - Touch ID API – open to third-party apps.
        - Apple Pay API
        - Camera API – third-party camera apps can have precise control over exposure, focus, and white balance.
        - Native apps tap into Safari’s AutoFill & Passwords for easy login experience.
        - CloudKit – provides cloud storage and computing power for cloud-based apps.
        - HomeKit – allows standardized control of home automation devices.
        - Discover accessories and add them to a persistent, cross-device, home configuration database.
        - Display, edit, and act upon the data in the home configuration database.
        - Communicate with configured accessories and services to get them to perform actions, such as turning on the lights in the living room.
        - Siri integration
        - SceneKit – enables easy 2D/3D casual game development.
        - SpriteKit – improved to allow force fields, collision detection, and new lighting effects for games.
        - PhotoKit – developers can enable their photo apps to edit photos directly in the Camera Roll without having to import them first.
        - HealthKit – health and fitness apps can share their data with the new Health app and with each other (when the user approves).
        - Extensions.
        - Today – widgets for the Today view of Notification Center.
        - Share – post content to web services or share content with others.
        - Actions – app extensions to view or manipulate inside another app.
        - Photo Editing – edit a photo or video in Apple's Photos app with extensions from a third-party apps.
        - Storage Provider – an interface between files inside an app and other apps on a user's device.
        - Custom Keyboard – system-wide alternative keyboards.

      • Enterprise
        - Improved security – expanded data protection and finer control over mail encryption.
        - IT departments have more ways to manage information securely.

      • Camera
        - Panorama Mode for iPad.
        - Time Lapse Mode.
        - Separate focus and exposure controls.
        - Shutter Mode (timer can be set to 3 or 10 seconds).
        - You can now take Burst Mode with the front camera in addition to the rear camera.

      • Settings
        - Every app installed now has its own settings panel, regardless of whether the app specifies its settings to appear in the Settings app (e.g. Notifications, Privacy, Background App Refresh, and Cellular Data usage).
        - Battery usage info per app in Settings.
        - A new "Allow Notifications" setting for each app.
        - "Raise to Listen" setting for Messages.
        - New Wallpapers.
        - New Handoff and Suggested Apps under General.
        - Wallpapers and Brightness has been split into two separate menus:
        "Display and Brightness": Brightness settings were moved here and Text Size and Bold Text from General and Accessibility is now included as well.
        "Display Zoom" added to select iPhones.P6 P6P
        "Wallpapers" is now standalone.
        - EU options for roaming.
        - Landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P

      • Wi-Fi
        - Wi-Fi network scanning will use random, locally administered MAC addresses, to aid users' security/privacy concerns.

      • Bluetooth
        - Supports MIDI over Bluetooth LE.

      • Podcasts
        - Now pre-installed on iOS 8.

      • China features
        - Vector based maps.
        - Turn by turn navigation.
        - Lunar calendar support.
        - Improved predictive input.
        - Improved weather data.

      • Other
        - AirPlay now works without a Wi-Fi network.
        - ”Send Last Location” option for Find My iPhone.
        - Screen activity recording as a video camera device using OS X Yosemite through Lightning cable.
        - Tips app.
        - New definition dictionaries for Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Thai, Turkish and Hindi localization.
        - 24-hour/military time is now formatted correctly (e.g. "0010" instead of "010").
        - Springboard Landscape view added to select iPhones.P6P