The duo of Healthkit and the Health app are one example of this. With perceivable benefits for the medical world and backed up by actual medical professionals, Apple's real-time health monitoring smarts proves that mobile technology can reach far beyond the average consumer.
Of course, iOS 8 isn't all about how Apple plans to save the world. Elsewhere, the latest update brings much-needed tweaks to areas in which the company has been sorely lacking, as well going big on "continuity": Apple's vision of bringing iPhone, iPad and Mac together in sweet, sweet harmony.
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Fresh from "Dub Dub" DC 2014, Gareth Beavis and John "BM" McCann sit down in this week's Phone Show to take a closer look at iOS 8, and the picture it paints of Apple in 2014 and beyond.