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20 cool iOS 8 features that Apple barely even mentioned at WWDC 2014

Published Jun 2nd, 2014 5:18PM EDT
New iOS 8 Features

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Just like with previous iOS versions before it, Apple was able to demo only some of the main features of its upcoming iOS 8 update during this year’s WWDC keynote, but buried inside iOS 8 there will be plenty of other cool features Apple did not mention during the event. However, Apple listed some of the upcoming iOS 8 features it didn’t have time to discuss at length on a slide that popped up briefly at the very end of its presentation, as you can see in the image above.

For your enjoyment, here are 20 promising iOS 8 features that Apple did not talk about during the iOS 8 announcement, but that are nonetheless included in the upcoming major iOS release:

  • Braille Keyboard for direct 6 dot braille input
  • Private browsing per tab in Safari
  • Instant burst camera mode
  • Wi-Fi calling support
  • ‘Hey, Siri’ hotword
  • iBooks built into iOS 8
  • Separate focus and exposure in Camera
  • Flyover city tours
  • Panoramic photos on iPad
  • DuckDuckGo support in Safari
  • In Case of Emergency Card
  • Battery usage by app
  • Travel time notifications
  • iTunes content purchases with Siri
  • 24 new dictation languages
  • Rich text editing in Notes
  • Touch ID to exit Guided Access
  • Tips app
  • Speak screen support
  • FaceTime call waiting

Even more iOS 8 features are listed in the image above.

For the latest breaking news from Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote, visit our WWDC 2014 hub! For an iOS 8 walkthrough, check out this post.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.


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