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88
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

iOS 8 feels a bit like Apple playing catch-up; the update includes many features that Android users have been enjoying for years. Nonetheless, the upgrade goes a long way in giving the iPhone and iPad a better user experience.

Pros
  • Apps can now interact with other apps
  • Support for third-party keyboards
  • Manual camera controls
  • Continuity lets you easily move between devices
  • Family Sharing
  • Actionable notifications
Cons
  • "Hey Siri" command only works when phone is plugged in
  • iCloud Drive files should be easier to access
  • Developers still can't touch Control Center
  • Few improvements to Apple Maps
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Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

90
SimonHenriksen
It's a great software, but there aren't the big difference between iOS 7 and...read more
100
Miioff
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
nutcase84
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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86
Average Critic Score

Openness

80
 

Ease of use

75
 

Speed

87
 

Ecosystem (apps, drivers, etc.)

88
 

Configurability

76
 

How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

53
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

73
 

User

76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

94
 
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How It Stacks Up

52

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

53
 

User

48
 
73

Engadget

73
 

Critic

73
 

User

76
 
91

Engadget

91
 

Critic

83
 

User

77
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

94
 
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