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Apple begins approving iOS 8-enabled apps

Apple begins approving iOS 8-enabled apps

September 16, 2014

Apple’s iOS 8 doesn’t arrive until tomorrow, Sept. 17. Nonetheless, the company is already approving iOS 8-optimized apps. That doesn’t mean that iOS 8 extensions are working just yet, however, according to MacRumors.

The report notes that updates for apps such as OmniFocus 2 for iPhone and PCalc have been approved. Nonetheless, “developers are finding that some of their highly anticipated extensions are not working properly in the updated apps being distributed through the App Store.”

This really isn’t a problem — at least for now. The only folks affected by this are those running iOS 8 GM on their iPhone/iPod touch or iPad. Tomorrow will be a different story.

Apple’s iOS 8 will be available to download tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. PDT from your iOS device or through iTunes.

To update from your iOS device, go Settings > Software Update. In iTunes, go iTunes > Check for Updates and follow the directions.

The latest iOS version features Apple’s new Health app, plus updates to both the Photos and Messages apps. It also includes Family Sharing, the iCloud Drive, and the ability to add third-party keyboards.

One feature that isn’t compatible with every iOS device mentioned above is Continuity. This new feature is coming to iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite in October. It allows work started on one device to be finished on another. It also allows SMS and MMS text messages and phone calls to be sent and answered right from your iPad or Mac.

Continuity works on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5 or later, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPod touch 5th generation.

See also: Paper by FiftyThree goes 2.0 with iOS 8 optimizations plus new Mix creativity platform.

Mentioned apps

OmniFocus 2 for iPhone
OmniFocus 2 for iPhone
The Omni Group
PCalc - The Best Calculator
PCalc - The Best Calculator
TLA Systems Ltd.

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