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iOS 8 screenshot leaks, teases Healthbook and Preview apps

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Is this what iOS 8 will look like?

With iOS 8 seemingly heading for a WWDC 2014 unveiling we’ve just been offered our first glimpse of the new iPhone and iPad software as claimed screenshots leaks online.

Despite looking markedly similar to iOS 7, the teased iOS 8 images have shown off the heavily rumoured new Healthbook feature, a catalogue of health and fitness applications which will utilise the new motion-tracking M7 chip found within the iPhone 5S.

Having surfaced via the Asian social platform Weibo, the mooted iOS 8 screenshot has claimed to offer a premature insight into a number of new inbound Apple features, including the first mobile iterations of the company’s Preview and TextEdit software.

Tipped to be fully optimised for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, the Preview and TextEdit applications will allow users to view files synced to their iCloud accounts from their OS X powered devices.

The teased image shows the Preview and TextEdit apps with the same icons as their OS X counterparts as opposed to newly reworked iOS themed graphics. As such you might want to take this leak with a small pinch of salt for now.

Despite the image’s slightly questionable social unearthing, the folks over at 9to5Mac have claimed “several sources” have confirmed the legitimacy of the leaks.

It is widely expected that iOS 8 will see Apple introduce a new health and wellbeing focus to its software ahead of a potential Apple iWatch release later in the year.

According to recent reports, the iOS 8 bound Healthbook will let users collate a range of data metrics collected by Apple devices and further accessories, including heart rate, blood pressure, calorie burn and steps covered.

Although iOS 8 is likely to receive a WWDC unveiling this June, it is not expected the software will be rolled out until autumn, potentially alongside the rumoured iPhone 6.

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Prem Desai

March 14, 2014, 7:38 am

So I am right. iOS 7 was a theme change. iOS 8 is going to be an additional app.

More new bugs to look forward to - yippee!!


March 14, 2014, 12:49 pm

I personally think Apple have surely lost their way in the smartphone market. I'm sick of my iPhone4S with iOS7...multitasking is broken, everytime you leave an app to quickly do something else, when returning to that app, you're back at the start. There are so many bugs and frustrations its untrue. Gone are the days when "It just works"

Prem Desai

March 14, 2014, 3:16 pm

Totally agree with you. I also know someone with a 4s running iOS 7 and they can't end calls without powering down. Ridiculous.

iOS multi-tasking is a joke. It can't. Multi-tasking means being able to Skype someone whilst browsing or reading mails - simultaneously which iOS cannot dream of.

I'm afraid android has it's issues too. The nearest decent os is windows. MS have finally woken up and proves it can still write a decent bit of code. Not enough apps that I want though.

I keep fighting the urge to buy a Motorola v3 or Nokia 6310i. They may not be smart but they're light, small, have excellent call quality and the battery just lasts and lasts. One of these days I must just give in and buy one ........


March 16, 2014, 12:24 pm

preveiw and text edit look like pre ios 7 era apps


March 16, 2014, 7:34 pm

healthbook!?! That would be a nice option.

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