Finally, Apple is Starting to Listen with iOS 8.

Finally. Apple is showing that a little added functionality and opening up to third parties can be hugely beneficial. These are features that their competitors have had for quite a while, and features that are brought up every time someone mentions iOS' shortcomings. They're finally listening.

Apps can communicate with each other? Check

Expanded sharing options? Check

Swipe typing? Check+

  • They went the extra mile by allowing third party keyboards

Widgets? Check-

  • Not quite at-a-glance information, but they're getting awfully close

File system. Check-

  • It appears iCloud Drive will be acting as an official file system for iOS. Close enough.