Apple hosted its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this morning, where the company’s next iteration of the iOS mobile platform was announced and shown off in great detail. With iOS 8, Apple is moving closer to continuity with its “traditional” computing operating system, OS X (the new version of which was also announced at the conference).
Apple is aptly dubbing these features “Continuity” features. For example, utilizing something called “Handoff,” an iOS device will be able to detect when it is near a computer running OS X and allow the user to effortlessly send in-progress documents, emails, and even open web pages between the two. Similarly, OS X Yosemite (the user-friendly version nickname) will be able to find nearby tethering-enabled iOS devices through the normal Wi-Fi toolbar.