New iOS 8 rumors talk about changes in notification center, messages app, wireless CarPlay, and more
It seems that the next iteration of Apple's iOS has gotten a serious case of the leaks. Yesterday, the new Maps, Healthbook, and iTunes Radio applications that are supposedly featured in it, were outlined. Today, Apple insiders allegedly discovered some clues about a refined Notification Center, an inter-app communication API, improvements in Messages, possible removal of Game Center, CarPlay functionality, and more.
All of this information should be taken with a fine grain of iSalt, because it's entirely unconfirmed at present. With this out of the way, let's take a look at each of the new discoveries:
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1. Sauce (unregistered)
I love how they worded "quietly assassinate the Game Center application and scatter its ashes" haha
3. Sauce (unregistered)
Nope hehe :3
When I want to play a game, I just jump in and play. I could care less about rankings and trophies etc etc. Thats what my PS4 is for when I'm doing MLG.
Now that I think of it, Game Center makes me feel like I'm on Microsoft platform lol...
4. Luuthian (Posts: 200; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Gah! No! I don't want Game Center to go away! If anything I was hoping Apple would take gaming on their phones more seriously one day and offer a BETTER game center with more features. I use it quite a bit to compare scores and progress with friends.
This kinda hurts if true...
7. Sauce (unregistered)
Agreed, but the statistical side of the app is hacked by Jailbreakers.
How else do you think people's high scores are 999999999.
I did it once, then removed it. It was silly. GC is flooded with JB mods.
5. superduper (Posts: 121; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)
It's good to keep track of scores and engage with other users. However, it is not very useful as a standalone app. They could roll it into Settings > Game Center. That way, people can still login and utilize its networking functions, but it won't be taking up space on the home screen.
6. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
This. I never really used Game Center but I don't think it should go away entirely
8. Finalflash (Posts: 1433; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Well they could do away with it to replace it with something better. Because centralization for something that doesn't need it is just not efficient. Having the app manage that function in its own environment may be better.
9. fzacek (Posts: 1199; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Once again, it won't make many significant changes, and what it does change will be copied from Android.
11. fzacek (Posts: 1199; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
What do you mean? Are you sad because iOS sucks so bad compared to Android? I see...