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
- 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.