8 Is Great
The next version of Apple's mobile operating system -- iOS 8 -- will offer functionality well beyond the health, home automation, and other kitschy baubles that have grabbed most of the headlines since its unveiling in early June. And while multiplane focus is pretty snazzy, Apple's mostly playing catch-up with that and other new camera features. Indeed, some of Cupertino's pending properties appear to be taken from Android to-do lists of yore. Here's a rundown of some of the better things that Apple's has on tap, particularly in terms of iOS 8 for developers.