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Here are all the iOS 8 features that will make the iWatch Apple’s next big thing

Published Jun 12th, 2014 1:59PM EDT
iWatch iOS 8 Features

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Apple hasn’t formally announced an iWatch yet but it’s only a matter of time. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has an excellent breakdown of all of the features found in iOS 8 that make it crystal clear Apple has built its new platform with wearable computers in mind.

In his piece, Gurman explores how iOS 8’s new notifications center widgets could be used as a quick way to access “mini” apps on a smartwatch; how quicker access to your favorite and most recent contacts will make it easier to make phone calls with your smartwatch; how improved voice-enabled note taking capabilities will let you send off quick messages from your watch; how improved search functionality will make it easier to find the information you need right on your wrist; how new built-in technology will make it easier for a smartwatch to hand off between phone calls and text messages; and how the iWatch might integrate deeply with HealthKit and Health App.

Gurman’s full report is worth checking out since it gives a lot of details on how these new features work. Be sure to check it out by clicking the source link below.

If you want to learn more about iOS 8, be sure to check out our first impressions after spending a week with the new platform’s first beta.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.