June 2, 2014
While the just-announced iOS 8 looks pretty much the same as iOS 7, it does boast some neat new features. These include some enhancements to Spotlight, the search technology built into iOS. Unsurprisingly, these enhancements are similar to the ones that have been announced for Spotlight on OS X Yosemite. Spotlight on iOS 8 offers quick and easy searching for apps, Wikipedia articles, points of interest, restaurants, and songs. And when searching for movies, the software now also yields showtimes, theaters nearby, and streamable content from the iTunes Store. What's more, search in Safari on iOS 8 now offers a preview of a potential answer at a glance in addition to the usual list of search suggestions. Stay tuned to AppAdvice for more of Apple’s announcements from WWDC 2014. For real-time updates, check out our live blog of the WWDC keynote.