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New iPhone 6 and iOS 8 Features

24 September 2014

Apple recently announced their next generation of smartphones, the iPhone 6 and the massive iPhone 6 Plus! Even better, we can order these now, and they are now available along with the new iOS 8! Let's get bigger with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD phones shall we?! However, how cool is this; despite the display now being bigger, the phones are now much THINNER!

The larger display means that apps can offer a more productive landscape (horizontal) view, and Apple have already kicked this off with some of the built-in apps in iOS 8 such as Mail and Calendar:

This new iPad-style two-pane landscape mode displays much more content on the screen than with the previous iPhones, and it also offers a 'horizontal' homepage mode! So the Home screen can now display app icons in landscape!

The other new feature is 'Reachability'. This new 'one-handed mode' means you can Double tap the Home button which shifts the entire screen down closer to your thumb. Also, the Sleep/Wake button is now on the right-hand side instead of the top for easier access. 

So, what about iOS 8? Well, there's a host of new and improved things here too. Like new Spotlight, Messages and Photos features, as well as completely new features such as a Health app, iCloud Family Sharing and iCloud Drive. Plus, the new 128GB model!

The new QuickType keyboard on your iPhone will help you finish a text or email based on your past conversations and writing styles and offer you choices of words or phrases it thinks you might type next! iOS 8 even knows that someone has asked you a question in a message conversation and will offer choices like 'Yes' or 'No', or pick out answers from the question itself.

Look out for iOS 8 and iPhone support training courses and iOS 8 Developer courses coming your way soon. You can find out more about our range of iOS courses and app developer courses via our website. Please call us on 0800 612 1299 or email info@tts-uk.com to book your place or if you have any questions about any of our courses.



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