iOS 8 Will Have a New Instructional App Called Tips

By Mario Aguilar on at

The newest build of iOS 8 just hit developers, and it includes, TADA, a new Apple app called Tips, which will help new users navigate the basics of Apple's mobile OS.

The screen shot above comes to us from 9To5Mac, which reports the details of Apple's newest app. As the name implies, Tips will be full of helpful "did you know" like suggestions and mini tutorials on iOS 8 features. For example, the app will help everyone who fires up iOS and needs a quick guide to Siri. The screens also imply that there will be new weekly tips to squeezing more out of your iPhone or iPad.

Tips is noteworthy mostly because Apple doesn't add new apps to its pre-installed suite very often, so you have to believe it was created out of some kind of very urgent need. It might be a bit much to say that Apple, which prides itself on the simplicity of its user experience, is admitting that users might need a little tour of iOS' guided features. It's actually more amazing that iOS has got by without much in the way of instructions for so long. [9to5Mac]