Apple has officially introduced iOS 8.3, and many users have been overjoyed by what they saw. This was the first update that the company allowed to have beta tested by members of the general public, but it was pointed out that some of the most important portions of the update were really just cosmetic fixes. However, not all of the news has been good surrounding iOS 8.3, as the company has been experiencing issues with some of the Touch ID features, and for a small group – it has rendered Touch ID purchasing completely useless.
Some of the features were cosmetic while others were more useful. Some of the more useful updates included a fix on the keyboard – which pushes the period and spacebar over when typing. It makes it easier for users to avoid hitting an unwanted period when searching something that is lengthier online. The emoji keyboard also got a significant upgrade. Instead of being forced to use specific pre-set skin colors for emojis many of them will have individual modifiers that will allow users to change them to whatever skin color they feel like sending. The emoji interface is also updated significantly – with an endless scroll feature.
Some of the performance updates that were included here included app launch, app responsiveness, messages, Wi-Fi, control center response time, Safari tabs, other keyboard fixes and a few other things. Also, the latest update will give users the ability to toggle how often they need a password actually to download content form the App Store. Whether we’re talking about downloading free apps or paid apps – the user can modify how often their password is needed, or if it will be needed at all with free apps.
That’s an interesting addition given the fact that it will help out those who want to make downloading apps quicker and easier, while still giving some who want the security – the peace of mind that comes along with requiring a password to download anything. iOS 8.3 is without a doubt one of the best additions that Apple has brought to their devices. However, the payment issue and Touch ID issue is something that will make some reconsider updating their iDevices.