Apple might have improved Safari’s performance with iOS 7, but Cupertino restricted this development meaning third-party Web browsers couldn’t achieve the same level of power as Apple’s own Safari app. Fortunately, however, this has now changed as of iOS 8.
A few teasers: API is the same across iOS and OS X, and the new WKWebView on iOS is running JS just as quickly as Safari.
The change is just one of a wide-ranging number of major and minor alterations made in iOS 8. Earlier today, we told you about enhanced accessibility options in iOS 8 and a smart “Send last location” feature for Find My iPhone. Our roundup post, however, provides a bigger overview of some of iOS 8′s best offerings.
Though iOS 8 beta 1 is in the hands of iOS developers (and hackers), we should see the software update launch publicly for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in fall.
We’ll keep you updated with further information on iOS 8 as we receive it.
In the meantime, see: Givit 5.0 Is A Standalone Video Editor Minus Social Networking Features, Candy Crush Saga Creator King Releases Spellbinding Sequel To Bubble Witch Saga, and It Looks Like An iOS 8 Jailbreak Could Be Possible.