“Apple is doing something right,” Ben Munson writes for Wireless Week. “I asked a developer friend of mine what he thought of iOS 8 and he actually had a lot of nice things to say about it. He reserved his biggest praise for third-party keyboards. Besides the benefit of being able to swap out the iOS keyboard, he said that giving developers access to the firmware showed progress for the traditionally guarded Apple.”
“Custom keyboards and other iOS 8 additions like interactive notifications have been available to jailbreakers for years now. Apple making those features iOS official essentially renders those jailbreak tweaks obsolete. There will always be tweaks or modifications enough to motivate some to jailbreak. But my friend said that if Apple keeps this up, he was hopeful that by iOS 9, he won’t even have to jailbreak,” Munson writes. “[But] if the hurdles for developers are shrinking, the learning curve for the common end-user might be getting steeper.”
“The grumblings are minor but the few I’ve seen so far go something like “Oh, great. iOS is getting more complicated?” *frowny face*,” Munson writes. “If the modification-happy crowd likes what it’s seeing, then there’s a chance the everyday user might not.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Nope. Everyday iOS 8 users will be better than just fine, thanks.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “TowerTone” for the heads up.]