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Five Major New Features in iOS 8

In this Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, employees cheer customers as they enter a newly-opened Apple Store in the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems announced Thursday, April 24, 2014, they have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
FILE — Customers in a newly-opened Apple Store in the Wangfujing shopping district in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

HAYLEY TSUKAYAMA, The Washington Post

(The Washington Post)—Apple has taken the wraps off its latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, introducing a suite of new features to users aimed at streamlining some of their most annoying daily tasks.

There were fewer major visual changes. Apple will now have app widgets in its notification center that users can customize to show things such as the scores for particular sports teams — a feature that iOS users have long envied from Android. But this year’s additions were not nearly as comprehensive as those from last year, when Apple introduced iOS 7 and significantly changed the look and feel of the system.

This time around, there were a lot of small announcements in response to some of the gripes users have with the system. Here are five of the most notable announcements Apple made about iOS 8 on Monday.

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