As the dust settles down after the release of the iOS 7.1 to the public on Monday, it is time to look at some of the finer features of the iOS 7.1. The iOS 7.1 also gave the experts a look into how the iOS 8 will look. The iOS 7.1 also saw the unveiling of the new Healthbook app which makes Apple’s iOS platform enter the rush to fitness related apps and features which are increasingly being featured on most Smartphones.

The latest rumors from 9to5Mac, which has an almost flawless record of predicting about Apple products, reports that iOS 8 update later this year will be focusing primarily on improving the iOS maps. The blog has reported about a number of apps and features which will be debuted in the iOS 8.

Apple Maps has not been able to rub shoulders with Google Maps when it comes to accuracy and navigability. Apple has all ready burnt its fingers once when it released its mapping solution instead of Google maps drawing widespread flak and criticism when it was found riddled with bugs.

According to 9to5Mac, the upgraded Apple maps which will be featured on iOS 8 will boast better data, courtesy recent acquisition like BroadMap, Embark and HopStop. The blog then goes on to iOS 9 which will be featuring better reality features and indoor mapping.

iOS 8 is expected to be released at the annual WWDC conference this summer unless Apple has some other plans. The iOS 8 beta could be released to developers this summer and then iOS 8 will probably be released to the public sometime in the fall along with new iPhone 6 and its iPhone phablet.

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