iOS 8 has come uo with some really improved features of voice messaging, actionable notifications, improved support on group chat and other such functions after 3 months of extensive beta testing.
The devices that would be able to support the iOS 8 would be the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, followed by iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5 and even the iPhone 4S.
If you are using any of the above devices, you can update the OS of the device by accessing Settings and then selecting the options of Software Update or via iTunes.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus would get this pre installed, so you wouldn’t need to worry about it if it is being used by you.
iOS8 has brought the Health application to the other devices as well. Previously, this application was only supposed to work with the iPhone and iPad, but now all devices can use this application.
The interface has been facelifted too – the iPad would now be able to see a new new tab in Safari on the iPad and iCloud tabs are visible in grid view, that should remind you of an iPhone interface.
New controls have been designated for group messaging functions in the new iOS 8. The messaging function now also allows you to add pictures rapidly and provide fast access to recent contacts and favorite contacts as well.
SMS conversations can now be carried over from your iPad to your iPhone and back. This feature would not have been functional without Yosemite in place, and now that Yosemite has been launched, the feature should now be fully functional.
QuickType, which allows rapid texting, has been added.
New functions like flag, archive, mark as read, etc have been added apart from simply swiping to delete emails. You can customize your preferences as per your mail settings. Dates, time, location will all be easily recognized, and tapping and holding them from an email would add the event in your calendar.
Spotlight makes searches easier. You can simple type the first few letters to get the object of your search immediately.