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postheadericon iOS 8 - A First Look

ios8_120Today is the first day you can get an iPhone 6.  But if you have an iPhone 5 or 4s you may already have iOS 8.  The new version of Apple's mobile operating system was released at exactly 1pm EDT Wednesday.  Your intrepid reporter downloaded it on a phone and an iPad to get a first look.  The download took a while, I expect because everyone was trying to download it at once.  Once installed it asked me a few questions about what to enable or not enable, and I was up and running in just a moment.

The first  thing I noticed was... nothing.  Everything looked the same.  It all seemed to work the same.  My apps all worked the same.  I actually Googled 'iOS 8' to find out what was new.

As it happens, quite a lot.  But don't underestimate the value of that sameness.  It means my learning curve was going to be fairly nonexistent.  I could add to my toolkit if I wanted, but I wouldn't have to jump through hoops to relearn my phone.  A definite plus in my book.

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