A Closer Look at Apple’s iOS

What is the iOS and what does that mean for you? Apple’s proprietary operating system, used in the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod touch, is a mobile system used in a tablet or a smartphone. It is rated highly for ease of use and with each version new features and improvements are added.

The iOS was revealed in early 2007, but was not named until 2010 when it was licensed from Cisco, who still owns the identification rights to the mobile system. The iOS has morphed from the initial basic system to the recently-released iOS 8.

The iOS8 is similar to the iOS7. The iSO8 retains a related color palette to the previous version. If you have an iPhone 4 or older, these newer versions may slow down your system, so upgrade after careful consideration. The latest version of iOS adds new options and applications to make it convenient to integrate your daily tasks and have fun doing it.

Features of the iOS8

  • Improved notifications
  • Apple Pay
  • Improvements in iMessage
  • Unbroken integration with continuity
  • iCloud Drive
  • Healthkit
  • Widgets
  • Open to app developers
  • Synchronized search through applications, files, email and media
  • Supports input through tapping, swiping and pinching or shaking to undo
  • Quick access to App Store
  • Two factor authentication procedure

Cons of iOS8 system

  • May cause slowdown in older versions of iPhone or iPad
  • Apps can take longer to load
  • Difficult to downgrade if incompatible


With the introduction of the iOS8 a feature named “Hey Siri” was added. You click on the Settings, General and Siri tabs in sequence. Then tap on “Allow Siri.” If your phone is plugged in, you can say “Hey Siri” to activate this assistant.

You can customize the Notification screen. Update your apps by going to the App Store and select Updates. Then tap on Update All. Not every app will have Widgets, but for the ones that you can edit, tap the plus icon on the Notification screen to have them added.

Interactive notifications can arrive when you’re using an application. To respond, drag on the notification, and you will be presented with different options such as decline, accept or reply.

If you go to Settings, General and Usage in sequence and tap on Battery Usage, you can see which apps are consuming the most energy and receive suggestions to prolong the battery life.

Soon you’ll be able to enjoy the new upgrade to the iOS with the added features. Just be informed about compatibility with older versions.