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iOS 8 at WWDC 2014: Health App, New Keyboard And Snapchat-Style Messaging

02/06/2014 20:51 BST | Updated 02/06/2014 20:59 BST

Apple has unveiled iOS 8 at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC 2014) in San Fransisco. Launched alongside Mac OS X Yosemite The new OS fixes a lot of the features that people hated in iOS 7 whilst adding some powerful new features.

iOS 8 will be available to download in September for all devices later than the iPhone 4.

New features include the ability to download new keyboards, send Snapchat-style video messages as well as the all-new Health app which collects all your fitness and health-tracking information into one application.

Apple has also unveiled interactive notifications, letting you reply to messages from the notification whilst the new Metal software engine promises console-quality games graphics.

Here are the top features coming to iOS 8:

QuickType: The iPhone and iPad keyboards now include auto-predict. You can finally add your own keyboards as well, letting you download third-party apps if you don't like Apple's.

Video Messages: Snapchat watch out! Apple's Messages app now includes destructible images as well as video messsages just by holding down the camera or mic button.

HealthKit: Now you can track all of your fitness and health information via Health for iOS 8.

HomeKit: Control your smart home tech, whether it's remotely closing the garage doors or turning on the lights from your iPhone.

Interactive Notifications: Rather than having to open the app you've had the notification from you can simply swipe down and deal with it through the Notifications bar.

Metal: You'll never seen Metal, only its effects. Metal is a new software update for developers that'll promise games graphics that will beat the Xbox 360 and Sony PS3.