The upcoming version of Apple’s iOS mobile operating system has loads of consumer-type features. But a number are also aimed at IT managers and business users. At its annual developers conference this week, the company said iOS 8 – to be released in the fall — improves the way users are told how their devices are configured, managed or restricted. It will expand security through more data protection for key built-in apps, and adds the ability to set your out of office response, see your colleague’s availability when scheduling a meeting and support for configurable Thread Notifications in Mail. Here’s a slide show with the highlights.

  • Brad

    None of the new “features” of iOS8 seem to be at all innovative, and if these are the biggest enhancements, I don’t see the big deal. I’ve been tired of my iPhone and iOS for a long time and it may be a time for a change to an Android phone for me.