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These could be the first screenshots from iOS 8, new apps spotted

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These could be the first screenshots from iOS 8, new apps spotted
We've been hanging out on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, for a while now, and every now and then the effort pays off. Today might just prove to be a payday, though it will be a few months before we're really sure. 

As you must have gleaned already, we may just have the first few screenshots from iOS 8, or so would the About page of the captured device in question suggest. Obviously, we have absolutely no way of verifying the authenticity of these screenshot, so do keep that in mind. 

Looking past that, we see some additions to the app ecosystem that comes pre-loaded on modern iPhones. These include a new Healthbook app, which actually makes a lot of sense, considering the ongoing fitness and wellness craze in the tech sector, along with a rather cryptic Preview app. Also seen are a Text Edit and Tips apps, and while they sound kind of self-explanatory, we would be curious to see exactly what they're meant for in the event that they actually make it in the still distant iOS update. 

All of these make some sense, especially the Healthbook app, which we've been hearing about lately. Truth be told, it should fit quite nicely with the upcoming Apple wearable, and we sure are anxious to hear more about Cupertino's next major software charge.


via: Weibo [1], [2]

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posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:32 16

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Wow it's revolutionary!

I think they should make some bigger changes to how iOS works if they release a bigger screen phone. This same icon row thing just doesn't go with big screens.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:05

18. maherk (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I don't think iOS needs to be changed, people love it the way it is. Those who love customization, like me, will pick up an android phone, and those who like simplicity will go for iOS. My only issue with iOS is iTunes, and the small screens. But if iPhone came in a 5.5" flavor, I might give it a shot.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 18:08 3

29. geordie8t1 (Posts: 74; Member since: 18 Feb 2014)


if apple offered a better level of customization then i would agree with you, not much need for change, however i do agree with you that, if you like simplicity then choose an iphone, it is designed to be so, and if you like freedom and cusomization and compatability then android is the way to go, i do sometimes find it funny how people try and compare a flagship android to the latest iphone, they are both in different leagues and cannot really be compared persay

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 02:10

32. Diezparda (Posts: 199; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


it's not simplicity i assume, they are lazy. iOS 6 interface (iPad version) is way better than iOS 7 especially their music apps. Some apps just look like a blown up iPhone version.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 15:48 3

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3222; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Oh that's a iOS 1.

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 10:53

35. iTechies (Posts: 81; Member since: 28 Dec 2013)


yes, and iOS 1 is still far more better than WP8 :)))

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:44 2

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7249; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I miss gesture typing whenever I'm using my iPad Mini 2. :(

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:46 3

3. nobrainer (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


text edit and preview are ripped off from mac os x

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:13 7

11. stealthd (Posts: 910; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


You can't really rip off your own apps

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:16

13. nobrainer (Posts: 16; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


sorry ment to say taken from

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:18 1

19. Sauce (unregistered)


Preview is pretty silly on a phone....

You click an image (from FB, photo lib, SMS, etc) and it pops up... whats to preview....?

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:52 7

4. gustavoace (Posts: 82; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


It could be iOs 9 also

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 14:24

24. Finalflash (Posts: 1404; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well at the rate they make changes it could be all the way to iOS 13, but whether this is real of not makes 0 difference. It doesn't seem to show anything ridiculous that isn't already expected, or some sort of game changer that would warrant it any attention.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:57 1

5. eman99 (Posts: 210; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


It just could be the same old same old thing

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:58 1

6. alltechinside (Posts: 236; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)


I'm pretty certain that this is fake... Why is there a need for preview app when you have a photos app. And that textedit icon... I highly doubt apple would make the background of it black....

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:00 1

7. datphoneguy (Posts: 136; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


These can be VERY easily photoshopped, so I doubt it's authentic....

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:02 1

8. hafini_27 (Posts: 207; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


I was expecting some design changes.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:11 1

9. nestea (unregistered)


it is beta you know? they will change those icons for hundred of times. Also it could be fake.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:13

10. HTCOE (Posts: 406; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)


people are good at leaking. this actually isn't photoshopped it's a part of the icloud integration.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:16 2

12. antonioli (Posts: 168; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


So boring.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:28 1

14. UglyFrank (Posts: 316; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Now we must wait for iOS 13/14 to see some change

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:33 1

15. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Oh wow!!! It..looks...like iOS7....

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:41 2

16. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2548; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Thats a drastic change, a game changer

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 11:42 1

17. power_x (Posts: 204; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I don't think it is real
Preview and TextEdit apps are not iOS 7 themed i.e. They have some skeuomorphism and not flat

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:22

20. JoeDirt (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


I totally agree. They copied the Preview and TextEdit artwork from the OS X icons. They did a decent job with Healthbook. I doubt Apple will have a Tips app because they have an iPhone manual already embedded in Safari. I could have done this photo shop myself!!!

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 15:31

26. quakan (Posts: 1134; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I was just getting ready to comment the same thing.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 12:54 1

21. alumoyo (Posts: 139; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


Really guys? REALLY? I DON'T USE A MAC AND I CAN RECOGNISE THOSE ARE MAC ICONS. Chris P please take us seriously! Some lame ass photo shop job makes the front page "Featured" section now? Come on!

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 13:51

22. Liveitup (Posts: 802; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Seriously thought they would have adopted the Tile based live homescreen that Windows Phone ushered in, it seems to be a growing trend, if this is legit, maybe iOS 9.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 14:13

23. ThePython (Posts: 203; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Too soon, PhoneArena... Too soon...

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 14:50

25. kopkiwi (Posts: 25; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Well if that just aint as boring as it gets. But then again, what else can you expect from the company that refuses to change.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 16:43 1

28. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


Anyone else concerned about the 25 gig thing? If it's the 32GB model then 7 gigs of iOS is pretty significant, a 16gig version would only have 9!

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 20:11

30. eli_waeterling (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Jun 2009)


JUST GIVE ME TAP TO TWEET BACK

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 22:10

31. Nabil2511 (Posts: 147; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


if only Apple start doing widgets on the iPhone..

posted on 14 Mar 2014, 13:05

33. The_Innovation (Posts: 538; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Yes it looks the same. And?

I don't recall seeing many visual changes on Adnroid 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, or 4.4...

posted on 15 Mar 2014, 07:25

34. GoBears (Posts: 333; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Looks awesome.

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