The biggest iOS release ever.

What’s new in iOS 8.

iOS 8 comes with big updates to apps you use every day, like Messages and Photos. A whole new way to share content with your family. And exciting new connections between apps and between devices. All that and more make iOS 8 the biggest iOS release ever.

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What is iOS?

iOS is the foundation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It comes with a collection of apps that let you do the everyday things, and the not-so-everyday things, in ways that are intuitive, simple, and fun. And it’s loaded with useful features you’ll wonder how you ever did without.

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New power for developers.

iOS 8 is the biggest release for developers since the introduction of the App Store. We’ve given them new tools to extend the reach of their apps and opened up new opportunities for them to take advantage of iCloud, Touch ID, and more. Which means you’re seeing exciting new apps with capabilities that were never possible before.

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ResearchKit is a software framework, created specifically for medical research. And it’s open source — so everyone can collaborate to potentially change medicine forever.

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iCloud and iOS 8.

iCloud is built into iOS. It makes sure your devices always have the latest versions of your documents, apps, contacts, and more. It even helps you track lost devices.

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