“iOS 8 adds several important enhancements to the iPhone and iPad, such as improved notifications, health-tracking, and a more advanced camera application, but the new operating system’s most significant feature may be the groundwork technologies for a future Apple wearable device that integrates deeply with the iPhone,” Mark Gurman reports for 9to5Mac.

“No matter if it is called the ‘iWatch,’ ‘iBand,’ ‘iPod,’ or something else entirely, a wrist-worn Apple wearable device will likely be announced in October, and the software it will run will set the scope of its capabilities,” Gurman reports. “Besides the new functionality for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 8 includes many new wireless protocols, applications, and features that open the door to several capabilities for a wearable device.”

Gurman reports, “Let’s take a look at how each major iOS 8 feature plays directly into Apple’s ambitions for a wearable computer…”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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