If you have an iPhone and have been debating whether or not to upgrade your software to iOS 8 now or later after reading early reviews focused on frustrating download times and memory demands, I can assure you that there are some travel-related perks to taking that leap of faith.
The new iPhone 6 has generated a lot of buzz since its release, but even if you’re not buying a new phone, you can still upgrade to the iOS 8 operating system, which will run advanced features in some of the apps that travelers use. (Vincent Jannik / EPA)
Several high-quality travel apps have launched updates in conjunction with the iOS 8 release. The best travel apps suited for iOS 8 have upgraded to using “widgets,” which means that users can add the app to the “Today” view on the iPhone.
As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, many will no doubt be looking for new apps that take advantage of the new phones’ capabilities.
Chief among them is a bigger screen. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display, while the 6 Plus checks in at a whopping 5.5 inches.
But they’ll also have better graphics and faster processors, as well as features that give app developers freedoms they’ve never had before.
The announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might have made you eager to part with your old iPhone — but there’s one important step you need to take before making the switch.
If you’re planning on giving away, selling or trading in your current iPhone, it’s recommended that you make sure your device is wiped clean. This will make sure your personal information and digital memories aren’t given to someone else.