iOS 8 is the latest version of Apple's iOS mobile operating system, which was first announced at WWDC in June 2014. It was first available to download on Sept. 17, 2014. iOS 8 is compatible with the iPhone 4S and newer; second-generation iPad and newer (including both the iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display); and the fifth-generation iPod Touch. Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also ship with iOS 8. It is the first time Apple has opened up its mobile operating system to third-party keyboards and widgets, via iOS 8 Extensions.

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Improved performance for:

- App launch

- App responsiveness

- Messages

- Wi-Fi

- Control Center

- Safari tabs

- 3rd-party keyboards

- Keyboard shortcuts

- Simplified Chinese keyboard

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes

- Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials

- Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks

- Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected

- Fixes an issue where audio playback could stop working with some bluetooth speakers

Orientation and rotation fixes

- Addresses an issue that sometimes prevented rotating back to portrait after having rotated to landscape

- Improves performance and stability issues that occurred when rotating the device between portrait and landscape

- Fixes an issue where device orientation appeared upside down after pulling the iPhone 6 Plus from your pocket

- Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented apps from rotating to correct orientation after switching apps in multitasking

Messages fixes

- Addresses issues that caused group messages to sometimes split

- Fixes an issue that sometimes removed the ability to forward or delete individual messages

- Resolves an issue that sometimes prevented a preview from appearing when taking a photo in


- Adds the ability to report junk messages directly from the Messages app

- Adds the ability to filter out iMessages that are not sent by your contacts

Family Sharing fixes

- Fixes a bug where certain apps would not launch or update on family members' devices

- Fixes a bug that prevented family members from downloading certain free apps

- Increased reliability for Ask to Buy notifications

CarPlay fixes

- Fixes an issue where Maps could come up as a black screen

- Fixes an issue where the UI could be incorrectly rotated

- Fixes an issue where the keyboard could appear on the CarPlay screen when it shouldn't

Enterprise fixes

- Improves reliability of installing and updating enterprise apps

- Corrects the time zone of Calendar events created in IBM Notes

- Fixes a problem that could cause web clip icons to become generic after restarting

- Improves reliability of saving the password for a web proxy

- Exchange out-of-office message can now be edited separately for external replies

- Improves recovery of Exchange accounts from temporary connection problems

- Improves compatibility of VPN and web proxy solutions

- Allows use of physical keyboards to log into Safari web sheets, such as for joining a public Wi-Fi network

- Fixes an issue that caused Exchange meetings with long notes to be truncated

Accessibility fixes

- Fixes an issue where using the back button in Safari causes VoiceOver gestures to not respond

- Fixes an issue where VoiceOver focus becomes unreliable in draft Mail messages

- Fixes an issue where Braille Screen Input cannot be used to type text in forms on webpages

- Fixes an issue where toggling Quick Nav on a Braille Display announces that Quick Nav is off

- Fixes an issue keeping app icons from being moveable on home screen when VoiceOver is enabled

- Fixes an issue in Speak Screen where speech will not start again after pausing


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