For years Apple fans have defended the company's notoriously tight control over the user experience by saying that Android's greater openness makes it less secure.And it's possible that we will see more instances of i OS malware or hacks once the public version of i OS 8 launches, as black hats attempt to persuade users to download rogue software under the guise of third-party features.i OS 8 allows third-party apps to talk to each other and exchange information, which means you can install widgets and make other changes to system-wide behaviour.
and How to prevent naughty pictures appearing on the web.
See also: How to set up two-factor authentication on i Phone.
So by all means take precautions against hacking (and don't ever the mistake of thinking i OS is completely immune to cyber-attack - no platform is completely secure) but equally, don't let this incident make you think that i OS is leaky.
My colleague Karen Haslam discusses this all in more detail in a couple of useful articles: Is Apple's i OS is really safer than Android?
The truth is that the older generations of i Phone and i Pad in particular may indeed get noticeably slower if you update them from i OS 7 to i OS 8.
When i OS 7 launched, the i Phone 4 was the oldest phone that was rated as compatible for an upgrade, and those of us still running such an elderly device (joke! But lucky we were not, because the i Phone 4 struggled to do the most basic tasks in i OS 7 - just opening apps felt desperately slow compared to our previous experience on i OS 6.And sure enough, we've heard fairly widespread reports from owners of the lowest rank of i Phone rated i OS 8-compatible (the i Phone 4s) that i OS 8 is taxing their devices to the utmost.Sometime contributor Orestis Bastounis tweeted that he found i OS 8 on his i Phone 4s so slow that he ended up downgrading back to i OS 7.1 (a process that was reasonably straightforward at the time, incidentally, but is now pretty much impossible - see our guide to downgrading from i OS 8 to i OS 7); and the site ran tests on an i Phone 4s in i OS 7.1 and i OS 8 and found that some apps took up to 50 percent longer to load in the newer OS.It retains the bold (but very slightly toned down) colour palette of later iterations of i OS 7, which saw the bright green of i OS 7.0 darkened a touch. As well as your open apps, this now shows circular thumbnails of recently 'used' contacts.i OS 8's interface is largely the same as i OS 7's too. Tap one of these and i OS 8 offers icons that let you ring, Face Time or text that person, depending on what contact details you have available.i OS 8 is the latest operating system software for i Phone and i Pad users, adding a range of exciting new features for Apple devices.