If you want to see what’s new in iOS 8 you can see the changes in our iOS 8 vs iOS 7 walkthrough. This is a comparison of iOS 8 and iOS 7 on the iPhone and iPod touch.
We’ll take a closer look at the new iOS 8 apps that Apple includes and in the iOS 8 vs iOS 7 walkthrough we’ll highlight new features and explain how they compare to iOS 7.
Apple announced iOS 8 in June and plans an iOS 8 release date for the fall right ahead of an iPhone 6. The iOS 8 update is free, and users will be able to download iOS 8 for the iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 2 and newer and the iPod touch 5th gen.
You’ll notice in this iOS 8 vs iOS 7 walkthrough that the new iPhone update does not look much different than iOS 7. Apple made big changes to the look and design of iOS 7, and with the iOS 8 release we see enhancements and features added that include small visual changes, but the bulk of the update is focused on adding new features.
After looking through the iOS 8 vs iOS 7 walkthrough you’ll notice that Apple is adding a lot of new iOS 8 features to make messaging better, track your health and manage photos. It’s also very clear that Apple is catching up to Android in some areas with a better keyboard and other changes that former Android users will love.
Read: 51 Cool iOS 8 Features
For this iOS 8 vs iOS 7 walkthrough we are using an iPhone 5s on iOS 8 beta 5 and an iPod touch on iOS 7.1.2. Apple released iOS 7.1.2 this summer to fix many issues, but there are still some lingering problems. At this point it looks like users will need to wait for iOS 8 to fix any remaining iOS 7.1.2 problems.
You can click on any of the images below to jump to a specific iOS 8 vs iOS 7 walkthrough slide and see how that section of the software compares. The iOS 8 screenshots are on the left, and iOS 7 on the right.